Dear Colleagues,

We hope the new year finds you and your loved ones in good health and with optimism towards a brighter 2021. The MICCA Executive Board wants to extend its appreciation to music educators across the Commonwealth for their tireless efforts to engage students in meaningful and musical experiences within the restrictive guidelines brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. We know this has been a challenge, but please do not think that your commitment to your students and your programs has gone unnoticed.

Keeping the health of students, teachers, and families at the forefront of all of our decision making, the MICCA Executive Board has voted to cancel the 2021 Concert and Choral Festivals. Although disappointed to miss these wonderful opportunities for the second consecutive year, we look forward to the 2022 Festivals where we will once again be reunited and celebrate the passion, musicianship, and resiliency of young musicians from all over Massachusetts. We hope you will join us!

In the event you still have a credit in your account from the 2020 Festival registrations and would like a refund, please email our treasurer, Jeff Leonard, by March 1st. All other registration fees will be rolled over to next years’ events. Jeff can be reached at jleonard@miccamusic.org.

MICCA, in collaboration with educators and state organizations, has modified its professional development opportunities this year to meet the needs of our membership. Please visit our www.miccamusic.org to take advantage of some exciting opportunities including the following:

Virtual Solo Festival
BSO Virtual Clinics
"Evenings with the Stars"
Summer Institute


Sincerely,
The MICCA Executive Board


Concert Festival 2022 - Info will come later!
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It is the purpose of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor's Association to encourage and support high performance standards by high school, middle school, and elementary school musical organizations. MICCA Concert Festivals encourages the improvement of an ensemble's musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators. Attendance at a festival also affords organizations an opportunity to hear performances by other groups and experience the presentation of a wide variety of musical literature.

The public is welcome at all sites to hear the performances. There is a $10.00 admission charge for adults. Seniors and Students are admitted for $5.00. The one-time admission is valid at all choral and instrumental sites throughout the weekend. There are refreshments for sale at all sites as well.

Please note, each ensemble can have 4 free admissions into the festival for chaperones and each bus driver is also given free admission.

Each group will be allotted a 30-minute time slot to perform three selections. Please see the Performance Requirements/Policies page for specific information.

Each group will receive a 25-minute clinic from one of the adjudicators, as well as score sheets from each of the adjudicators, recorded adjudicators' comments and a performance recording.

Please note: Certain time slots (shown in grey when you choose a time) are designated as “string-sensitive,” where string ensembles will have the opportunity to work with a string specialist adjudicator for their clinic. In addition, we offer string-preferred dates, the Foxborough Site on Saturday and the Belmont Site on Friday, offer string ensembles the opportunity to have two string adjudicators to be present on the adjudication panel.

Festival Links
Future Dates
  • 2022 - April 1-3, 2022
  • 2023 - March 31-April 2, 2023
Need Help?
  • Marie Forte & Karen Forrest
  • Concert Festival Co-Chairpersons