Call for Conference Proposals
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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Call for Conference Proposals
Meeting Title: 
Virginia Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
Date(s) of Meeting:
November 21-23, 2019
Description of Meeting:
The Virginia Music Educators Association will host two research poster sessions at the 2019 Professional Development Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia, November 21-23, 2019. The goal of the research poster session is to disseminate scholarly work to VMEA members that has implications for music teaching and learning in a variety of settings.
Types of Submissions Sought:
Research Posters
Description of Types of Submissions Sought:
This Call is for Research Posters. Research paper abstracts focusing on topics in music education, music performance, music therapy, or other related topics are welcome. Researchers whose projects are selected will be required to prepare a visual presentation of their research and to be available during the poster sessions to discuss their work with interested conference attendees. Projects may be completed or in progress, and only an abstract is required for consideration.
Research Topics Sought:
Research paper abstracts focusing on topics in music education, music performance, music therapy, or other related topics are welcome.
Submission Information:
Please send submissions, attached to an email, to the VMEA Research Coordinator Dr. Douglas T. Owens at by Monday, September 9, 2019. The document should be a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or portable document file (.pdf). A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt from the research coordinator.

Submissions should include two separate documents: The first document should only include the primary author’s name, mailing address, phone number, current email, and institutional affiliation. If there are co-authors, please list their names and institutional affiliations. Submission results will be emailed to the primary author. The second document should be an abstract of no more than 400 words. The abstract should not identify the author(s) in any way. Please give the file a brief descriptive name but do not identify the author(s).

Abstracts must conform to the Code of Ethics published regularly in the Journal of Research in Music Education: (a) if the data have been presented in whole or substantive part at previous research sessions, a statement specifying the details of that presentation must be included with the submission in a cover letter. (b) the paper may have been submitted for publication, but must not appear in print prior to the fall conference.

All submissions will be blind reviewed by an independent panel of music teacher educators that are members of VMEA.
Deadline for Submissions and Timeline for Acceptance of Proposals:
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, September 9, 2019
Notifications sent by: Monday, September 30, 2019
Meeting URL:
Inquiries About the Conference Proposal Should Be Directed To:
Douglas T. Owens
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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