Evening with the Stars - Dr. Louis Bergonzi

MICCA will present a webinar about the issue of Social Justice in music education. Our guest speaker/clinician will be Dr. Louis Bergonzi, formerly of Massachusetts. Dr. Bergonzi grew up in Wellesley, attended Boston University and taught in the Lexington Schools and has conducted the Massachusetts All-State Orchestra twice. He will address topics of:

LGBTQ issues for students and faculty
Urban instrumental music programs
Diversity in choosing repetoire
and take your questions on any social justice issues.
The webinar will take place on:

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST. via Zoom (when you sign up please give your email and we will send the Zoom info that day)

This evening will be FREE of charge!

Click here for more info on this amazing Evening with the Stars!

Virtual Clinics

The Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral and Conductors Association (MICCA) and the Boston Symphony Orchestra want to help our state’s music educators and students during this unique school year. We are now offering FREE virtual clinics for educators to use with students for a live, interactive clinic with a musician from the Boston Symphony Orchestra!

These virtual clinics are FREE, but will granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for more info so we can connect you with a BSO Musician!

MICCA recognizes the limitations of a marching program this coming fall due to COVID-19 and the safety of our students and staff is paramount. As a result, we will be suspending our marching band festivals for the 2020 season as we would not be able to ensure the safety of all. Although the coming year brings uncertainty, MICCA looks forward to when we can create and celebrate music together once again.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know how MICCA can assist you and your programs during this challenging time.

Our Festivals


Marching Band

Our Marching Band Festivals each fall Sept-Oct.



Our Concert Festival runs each spring.



Our Choral Festival runs each spring.


Solo & Ensemble

Our Solo & Ensemble Festival runs each spring in May.


Gold Medal Showcase

Our Gold Medal Showcase runs each spring after the Concert & Choral Festivals.


All Festivals

Check out information on all the festivals we run.

MICCA's Mission

The Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) is dedicated to the study and performance of instrumental and choral music in the public schools of Massachusetts. MICCA promotes music education by running the Massachusetts State Marching Band Festival, State Concert Band and Orchestra Festival, State Choral Festival, and State Solo and Ensemble Festival. In addition, MICCA is active in professional development of music educators across the state promoting clinics at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Conference, the summer MICCA Institute, and through requests for professional individualized assistance. Additionally, MICCA annually grants scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are perusing a career in music education.