Call for Papers

The Research Committee is pleased to announce the call for proposals for presentation at the TMEA Clinic/Convention Research Poster Session. The committee invites submissions from members in all TMEA divisions, including college students. Selected authors will present their research at an informal session in which interested music teachers can learn about the research and discuss applications to music teaching. Presenters will prepare a poster (PDF format) that describes the research and will submit an abstract for inclusion in the electronic handout made available online.

If you have questions, contact the Poster Session Organizer:
Amy L. Simmons, PhD, TMEA Research Committee
Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music
The University of Texas at Austin

Submissions end on November 24th, 2020

All fields required unless indicated.

Primary Author

The primary author must submit this form and will receive all communication about this submission.

If you are a TMEA member (required for papers from Texas-based institutions), log in to fill in this information.

Optional if institution is outside of Texas
Your member record is not updated - this information is only used on this application.

Format as: "Name, Institution", with one author per row.

Presentation Preference

Since the 2021 Clinic/Convention will be held virtually, our presentation options are a bit different this year. All authors whose proposals are selected for presentation will prepare a PDF of their poster that will be made available online to convention attendees. You may also choose a second presentation option, described below.

The Research Committee will first review all proposals and make selections for poster presentation as usual. Then, the committee will make a decision as to which of the accepted proposals will be selected for one of the following Presentation Preference options:

  • Poster Only: A PDF version of the poster will be made available online and the abstract will be included in a compiled document.
  • Live Presentation: Six proposals will be selected for a live session; author(s) will participate in a live Q&A session that will take place during the virtual Poster Session time slot. Each participant will be allotted 15 minutes.
  • Prerecorded Video: The authors of selected proposals will pre-record a brief talk about their poster (no longer than 5 minutes) which will be made available to convention attendees.
  • Any of the Above: Your proposal will be considered for all presentation options.

Should your proposal be selected for the Live Presentation or the Prerecorded Video, more details will follow when you are notified about the status of your proposal. Note that authors selected for Live Presentation and Prerecorded Video options will also prepare a PDF of their poster and submit an electronic abstract for the compiled document we archive.

Paper Information

MS Word files only (.doc or .docx). Abstracts should be no more than 750 words. To ensure a blind review, include only your abstract title. Do not include author information in this summary.