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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Call for Conference Proposals
Meeting Title: 
ECMMA 2020 Biennial International Convention
Location:
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Date(s) of Meeting:
June 28 - July 1, 2020
Description of Meeting:
The 2020 convention theme addresses the needs and experiences of young children and the individuals who make music with them. Through lenses of human diversity–such as culture, (dis)ability, language, age, gender, and socioeconomic status–the convention participants will explore how children, adults, and communities interact with music and movement.
Types of Submissions Sought:
Research Paper Presentations and Research Posters
Description of Types of Submissions Sought:
Option 1) Practical Workshop: Selected presenters will engage convention participants in an interactive workshop-style presentation focusing on techniques and strategies applicable to early childhood music and/or movement education contexts. Workshops may vary in length and session length will be provided upon session acceptance. Multimedia formats are encouraged.

Option 2) Practical Poster & Lightning Talk: Selected presenters will share information focusing on techniques and strategies applicable to early childhood music and/or movement education contexts. Presenters will prepare a poster (dimensions: 48” x 36”) to be hung and 1-minute lightning talk to be delivered prior to the poster session.

Option 3) Research Talk: Research of any type must be completed at the time of the submission to be considered for a research talk. Selected authors will share findings from an original research project and implications for policy and/or practice in regard to early childhood music and movement. Talks may vary in length and proposals may be selected for a research forum. Notification of session length and applicable grouping(s) will be provided upon session acceptance.

Option 4) Research-to-Practice Workshop: Research of any type must be completed at the time of the submission to be considered for a research-to-practice workshop. Selected presenters will share the results of research (their own or others’) and how they inform practical applications for early childhood music and movement settings. They will also engage convention participants in an interactive workshop-style presentation focusing on applying the researcher’s procedures and outcomes to early childhood music and/or movement education contexts. Workshops may vary in length and session length will be provided upon session acceptance. Multimedia formats are encouraged.

Option 5) Research Poster & Lightning Talk: Completed or in-progress research of any type will be considered for a research poster and lightning talk. Selected authors will share information related to their original research project and applicable implications regarding early childhood music and movement. Authors will prepare a poster (dimensions: 48” x 36”) to be hung and 1-minute lightning talk to be delivered prior to the poster session.
Research Topics Sought:
Sessions, in a variety of formats, will primarily address music and/or movement pertaining to one or more of the following areas:
  • Constructing self-knowledge and identities (e.g., as musicians, movers, teachers, researchers, observers, facilitators, learners, listeners, co-creators)
  • Developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes in music, movement, and other areas (e.g., math, literacy, mentoring, teaching, self-care)
  • Promoting emotional wellness and wholeness
  • Strengthening families and communities (e.g., school, neighborhood, world)
Submission Information:

I. Author bio(s) (up to 300 characters, approx. 50 words) highlighting previous experiences related to early childhood music and movement. Up to five authors can be included on a single submission.

II. Focus area (e.g., Constructing self-knowledge and identities; Developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes in music, movement, and other areas; Promoting emotional wellness and wholeness; Strengthening families and communities)

III. Intended audience(s)

IV. Intended audiences’ previous experience with music and/or movement (i.e., novice, some experience, experienced)

V. Three learning outcomes (After attending this session, attendees will be able to...)

VI. Title as it would appear in the convention program (up to 150 characters, approx. 15 words)

VII. Abstract (up to 300 characters, approx. 50 words) as it would appear in the conference program

VIII. Session format and type:
a. Practical Workshop
b. Practical Poster & Lightning Talk
c. Research Talk
d. Research-to-Practice Workshop
e. Research Poster & Lightning Talk

IX. Detailed summary (up to 4500 characters, approx. 750 words) adhering to APA (6th edition) style manual that addresses:

a. Practical Workshops and Practical Poster & Lightning Talks

i. What is already known/believed about your topic and why your presentation is valuable (up to 1500 characters, approx. 250 words)
ii. How your session relates to one of the conference focus areas (up to 1500 characters, approx. 250 words)
iii. A description of how you will engage your audience beyond Q&A (up to 1500 characters, approx. 250 words)

b. Research Talks and Research-to-Practice Workshops

i. Research must be completed at the time of the submission to be considered for a research talk or research-to-practice workshop.
ii. Create a description that explicitly states the purpose of the research, theoretical framework, questions or problems of the study, participants, analysis, results, and implications for policy and/or practice.
iii. For Research-to-Practice Workshop, also address:

1. What is already known/believed about your topic and why your presentation is valuable (up to 1500 characters, approx. 250 words)
2. How your session relates to one of the conference focus areas (up to 1500 characters, approx. 250 words)
3. A description of how you will engage your audience beyond Q&A (up to 1500 characters, approx. 250 words)

c. Research Poster & Lightning Talk

i. Research that is in-progress or completed at the time of submission will be considered for a poster and lightning talk.
ii. Create a description that explicitly states the purpose of the research, theoretical framework, questions or problems of the study, participants, and analysis. For completed research, also state results, and implications for policy and/or practice.

X. At least five relevant references and/or resources

XI. Keywords (up to 5)

XII. How much of the information has been shared previously
Deadline for Submissions and Timeline for Acceptance of Proposals:
Deadline: 12/7/2019 at 11:50pm EST
Meeting URL:
https://ecmma.org/events/save-the-date/
Inquiries About the Conference Proposal Should Be Directed To:
Practical Proposals: Mara Culp mculp@ecmma.org
Research Proposals: Lisa Koops lisa.koops@case.edu
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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http://musicresearchnexus.com/






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