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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Call for Conference Proposals
Meeting Title: 
Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium XIV Musical Identities: Researching the Intersection of Identity, Music, and Music Education
Tampa, FL and Livestream
Date(s) of Meeting:
February 8-11, 2023
Description of Meeting:
Who we are is to a great extent the sum of our experiences, and who we are as an academic discipline is the sum of our collective experiences. The organizers of this symposium would like to see diverse proposals on the topic of identity, including its formation, type, change, and relevance to musicality. We are much better together than we are when we are separate. This conference is about these ideas and the ones that emerge from our discussions.

Hybrid Design
Suncoast XIII will feature research, conceptual work, and practical application of matters related to everything that touches creativities, notions of the good life, spirituality and progress. We have designed it in a hybrid (face-to-face and virtual) way to be flexible to the challenges that a global pandemic continues to bring us. This symposium is open to research, conceptual, and practical work that focuses on aspects of identities in both traditional and non-traditional settings. We believe in the reality of multiple manifestations of identities in music education and in the concept and practice of creativities—new and emerging interdisciplinary musical performance, composition, improvisation, and critique that do not fit into neat categories. We invite participation in this symposium that emphasizes participant interactions and tangible products.

Edited Volume
We will be pulling together a number of the contributions to this symposium and working with authors on an edited volume that will run parallel to Suncoast XIV, focusing on emergent discourse. Information on dissemination will be shared on the final morning of the symposium.

Media Journal in Music Education
We will be inviting participants to consider submitting a 5-7 minute video for publication in the MJME.
Types of Submissions Sought:
Research Paper Presentations and Research Posters
Description of Types of Submissions Sought:
A. Posters (on-site or virtual): Time-slot(s) dedicated for sharing

B. Lightning Talks (on-site or virtual): 5-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute discussion period

C. Oral Research Presentations (on-site or virtual): 15-minute presentations, arranged around similar topics, followed by a 20-minute discussion period per topic

Presentation Requirements: All presenters must register to attend the symposium by the pre-registration deadline so their names will be included in the program.
Research Topics Sought:
culturally responsive teaching
equality and equity
learner-centered pedagogy
lifelong learning
seeking balance
social justice
teacher education
vernacular musicianship
world music
Submission Information:
Abstract Submission
Up to 250 words max for oral presentations, lightning talks, and posters

Choose one:
On-site oral presentation only
Virtual oral presentation only
On-site lightning talk only
Virtual lightning talk only
On-site research poster only
Virtual research poster only
On-site oral presentation or poster
Virtual oral presentation or poster
On-site lightning talk or poster
Virtual lightning talk or poster

The Executive Board of the Center for Music Education Research serves as the blind review panel for all presentation types. Submit abstracts to Clint Randles at Attach a pdf, Word, or Pages file that includes the proposal title, abstract, and type(s) of presentation formats for which you are applying. In the body of the email provide all proposer name(s), email, current position, institutional affiliation, and proposal title. Please type "Suncoast 2023 Submission" in the Subject field. All communications will be with the lead author for collaborative submissions.
Deadline for Submissions and Timeline for Acceptance of Proposals:
September 9, 2022 submission deadline

Acceptance decisions will be made by October 9

Meeting URL:
Meeting URL:
Inquiries About the Conference Proposal Should Be Directed To:
Clint Randles (Email:
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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