USF University of South Florida College of The Arts School of Music
 
  Center for Music Education Research
 
 
 
 

Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium XI

Suncoast XI, February 1-4, 2017, Tampa, Florida

The Human Factor in Music Teaching, Learning, and Transmission

With an exciting new format emphasizing participant interactions and tangible products

Submission Deadline: September 6, 2016

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The Center for Music Education Research at the University of South Florida is excited to host the 11th Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium on February 1-4, 2017. With the theme of “The Human Factor in Music Teaching, Learning, and Transmission,” we invite participation in an exciting new format that emphasizes participant interactions and tangible products.

The human factor is at the center of the research, scholarship, discussion, and propositions. Musicians, educators, learners, researchers, producers, and others bring a human dimension to the making of music. We aim to explore the human values, decisions, actions, potentials, and achievements in the music teaching, learning, and transmission process. Topics include but are not limited to the following as presented in the diagram:


All research paradigms will be considered for participation. Interested individuals or teams should submit a 250-word abstract of their presentation. Title of the presentation, names, email addresses, affiliations, and preferred presentation format (roundtable workshop, lightening talk, or research poster) should be submitted as outlined below.

Participant Interactions

Based on the video presentations and abstracts viewed prior to the Symposium, the roundtable workshops, lightning talks, and research posters will culminate in a two-hour futures planning session on Saturday morning aimed at organizing all input around themes with a common goal of the broader dissemination of work in the form of edited books and various other outlets subjected to further reviews. Opportunities to collaborate in the edited book are dependent upon those who contribute to the futures planning session. Participation in the futures planning session does not guarantee publication but offers an opportunity to foster future scholarship or research collaborations with colleagues in music education. We hope that you will consider the futures planning session as an integral part of this Symposium that will demonstrate that the human factor is alive in music education.

Tangible Products

We anticipate a publication(s) based on the video presentations, the abstracts, the roundtable workshops, the lightning talks, and research posters after the futures planning session on Saturday morning and after rounds of rigorous reviews and revisions.

 Symposium Formats

An international board of reviewers will review the abstracts submitted and the program committee will determine whether submissions are accepted for one of the three formats:

A. Roundtable Workshops

For those accepted for Roundtable Workshops, the program committee will invite individual study authors to submit 10-minute videos of their presentations, which will be made available to conference registrants. Presentations will be grouped according to similar interests, and all involved in the same group will be expected to view the video presentations of each other’s prior to the Symposium. At the Symposium, extensive discussions (rather than presentations) will follow. Each group of presenters will have approximately an hour of discussion time. All symposium participants will be able to participate in discussions.

Step 1: By September 6, 2016, submit a 250-word abstract of the research or scholarly work as an email attachment to fung@usf.edu . Please include "Suncoast Abstract: Roundtable Workshop" in the Subject of the email. Also, include your name, position, institution, and the title of your submission in the body of the email. All abstracts will be blind reviewed.

Step 2: By October 1, 2016, receive notification about the status of the submission.

Step 3: By November 21, 2016, create a 10-minute video of the presentation. Then either (a) upload the video to YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, YouKu, or similar site, and email a link to the video to fung@usf.edu or (b) upload the video to DropBox, WeTransfer, or similar service, and send a link to fung@usf.edu .

Step 4: By December 31, 2016, view up to five 10-minute videos in your assigned group, take notes of the presentations and be prepared to ask questions and discuss at the Symposium.

Step 5: By January 15, 2017, communicate with members of your assigned group to exchange ideas about the discussion to be held at the Symposium.

Step 6: By February 1, 2017, arrive Tampa

Step 7: At the Symposium, discuss the 10-minute video presentations within the assigned group but open to all Symposium participants. All participants are encouraged to view the 10-minute video presentations prior to the Symposium.

Step 8: On February 4, 2017, contribute your ideas in the Saturday morning Symposium futures planning session.

Step 9: Mid-afternoon on February 4, 2017, enjoy the Tampa Bay area or depart for home.

Step 10: After February 4, 2017, work on the assigned task and contribute to the edited books and other projects.

B. Lightning Talks

For those accepted for Lightning Talks, abstracts will be made available to conference registrants. Presentations will be grouped according to similar interests, and all involved in the same group will be expected to view the abstracts of each other’s prior to the Symposium. At the Symposium, extensive discussions (rather than presentations) will follow. Each group of presenters will have approximately an hour of discussion time. All symposium participants will be able to participate in discussions.

Step 1: By September 6, 2016, submit a 250-word abstract of the research or scholarly work as an email attachment to fung@usf.edu . Please include "Suncoast Abstract: Lightning Talk" in the Subject of the email. Also, include your name, position, institution, and the title of your submission in the body of the email. All abstracts will be blind reviewed.

Step 2: By October 1, 2016, receive notification about the status of the submission.

Step 3: By January 31, 2017, read all abstracts within your assigned group via a link at smers.arts.usf.edu and be prepared to ask questions and discuss at the Symposium.

Step 4: By February 1, 2017, arrive Tampa

Step 5: At the Symposium, present your lightning talk, five minutes maximum. Also participate in the discussions that follow.

Step 6: On February 4, 2017, contribute your ideas in the Saturday morning Symposium futures planning session.

Step 7: Mid-afternoon on February 4, 2017, enjoy the Tampa Bay area or depart for home.

Step 8: After February 4, 2017, work on the assigned task and contribute to the edited books and other projects.

C. Research Poster Sessions

For those accepted for Research Poster Sessions, the program committee will upload the abstracts, which will be made available to conference registrants. At the Symposium, participants will be able to discuss during dedicated poster sessions.

Step 1: By September 6, 2016, submit a 250-word abstract of the research or scholarly work as an email attachment to fung@usf.edu . Please include "Suncoast Abstract: Research Poster" in the Subject of the email. Also, include your name, position, institution, and the title of your submission in the body of the email. All abstracts will be blind reviewed.

Step 2: By October 1, 2016, receive notification about the status of the submission.

Step 3: By January 31, 2017, accepted abstracts will be uploaded and be available via a link at smers.arts.usf.edu. View as many poster abstracts as possible. Be prepared to ask questions and discuss at the Symposium.

Step 4: By February 1, 2017, arrive Tampa with your poster ready.

Step 5: At the Symposium, present your research poster (maximum 48” x 48”).

Step 6: On February 4, 2017, contribute your ideas in the Saturday morning Symposium futures planning session.

Step 7: Mid-afternoon on February 4, 2017, enjoy the Tampa Bay area or depart for home.

Step 8: After February 4, 2017, work on the assigned task and contribute to the edited books and other projects.

Presentation Requirements: All presenters must register to attend the symposium by the pre-registration deadline so their names will be included in the program.

Abstract Submission Requirements: All submissions must include an accompanying cover letter that provides the research title, corresponding author’s name, email address, phone number, address, institutional affiliation, and listing of co-authors. If you are interested in having your paper considered for the peer-reviewed publication (see information below), please indicate your interest in your cover letter attachment. It is strongly encouraged that all submissions include data (qualitative, quantitative, or both). Papers should not have been published at the time of presentation.

Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award: The Center for Music Education Research (CMER) is proud to offer the Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award, for early career researchers. Visit the awards information page for details.

Questions should be directed to:
C. Victor Fung, Email: fung@usf.edu  or  David A. Williams, Email: davidw@usf.edu
Phone: +1(813) 974-2311, Fax: +1(813) 974-8721