Call for Conference Proposals
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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Call for Conference Proposals
Meeting Title: 
South Carolina Music Educators Association: State Conference Poster Session
Columbia, SC
Date(s) of Meeting:
February 5th, 2022
Description of Meeting:
The South Carolina Music Educators Association will sponsor a research poster session on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 at 10AM during the SCMEA State In-service Conference, February 3–5, 2022. The conference is held at the Columbia Conference Center, Columbia, SC. The poster session will be an in-person event; those who would like to participate and present for the poster session virtually should discuss this option with the session chair.

To create more opportunities for graduate students to present research, the two graduate students with the highest combined score from the external reviewers will have the opportunity to give a spoken presentation at the conference. This spoken research presentation sessions will begin on Saturday, February 5th, at 8:00AM. Winners will be awarded a 20-minute time slot for their spoken presentation on the SCMEA schedule. Please know that we do not provide honoraria or expense reimbursement for those accepted to give research presentations.

In order to present accepted proposals at the SCMEA research poster sessions, authors must register for the SCMEA Professional Development Conference. Information regarding conference registration dates and fees will be communicated to authors per the letter of acceptance.
Types of Submissions Sought:
Research Paper Presentations and Research Posters
Description of Types of Submissions Sought:
We are accepting submissions of completed and in-progress studies conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, college and university faculty, and practicing teachers in public or private schools.
Research Topics Sought:
This poster session is open to papers involving any aspect of scholarly research in music, including those that are philosophical, theoretical, or historical in nature, as well as reports that are qualitative or quantitative in design.
Submission Information:
Proposals should be in the form of a one-page abstract and should summarize in prose the following elements that are applicable to your study: (a) purpose/problem; (b) sample; (c) methodology; (d) results/ analysis; and (e) discussion/implications. A reference list is optional and can be submitted separately. Please know that ALL paradigms, methodologies, and approaches to research in our field are welcome and encouraged. Reports of research-in-progress are also welcome.

Proposals should be submitted online via this link (
Deadline for Submissions and Timeline for Acceptance of Proposals:
The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 13th, 2021. Proposals submitted after this time may be considered if openings exist, however, it may not be possible to advertise them in the conference program. Proposals will be read by two or more qualified external reviewers who will be blind to applicant identity. As such, the accepted papers will have passed a refereed criterion. Notification of acceptance will occur by December 22nd. Reviewers' feedback to applicants will be provided.
Meeting URL:
Inquiries About the Conference Proposal Should Be Directed To:
Amanda Schlegel (
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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