Call for e-Posters

Submission Deadline: 12 Noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The College Music Society (CMS) is pleased to announce its 65th National Conference in Long Beach, California, September 22–24, 2022, in conjunction with the 2022 National Conferences of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI), and Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL).

The Society’s common topic this year is “Leading Change,” and our conference will endeavor to be a model for how music in higher education can treat popular, traditional, classical, and experimental musical practices in an equitable way. It will also explore actions that can help our profession navigate the necessary “epistemic shift in the ways in which we prepare musicians for the challenges and opportunities of living, learning, and teaching” in our hybrid world.

The Program Committee of The College Music Society welcomes proposals for scholarly research e-posters with interactive presentations relating to music creation, performance, scholarship, teaching, learning, career considerations, and other areas of interest to the music professional. Proposals may relate to the general interests of music in higher education, or to specific disciplines and areas of interest—administration, career issues, composition, cultural inclusion, ethnomusicology, music business/industry, music education/teacher training, music in general studies, music theory, musicology, community engagement and outreach, performance, and pedagogy. The Committee solicits the broadest representation of our profession and its interests and welcomes submissions from all including those (a) in academia (full-time and adjunct faculty, community college faculty, students, and retired faculty), (b) in the music industry, and (c) active as independent musicians and scholars.

E-posters allow authors to share their ideas/projects via collections of interactive and multimedia material via The Learning Toolbox by Kubify platform. Accepted e-poster presenters will briefly present and interact with attendees regarding their research during a special showcase at the conference. The e-posters will also be archived, and made available to all CMS members after the conference (Here’s a link to the e-poster Showcase from the 2020 Conference). CMS will provide training to all invited presenters on how to create their e-posters on the Kubify platform. 

CMS encourages, and will give priority to, proposals that:

  1. Relate to the Society’s emphasis on leading change that will help produce a just and relevant music academia;
  2. Promote innovative and ethical scholarship, performance and teaching on musical cultures of marginalized populations, particularly Indigenous, Black and trans/non-binary peoples; 
  3. Address the concept of “crossing borders” in its formation and sensibility, or the musical cultures and practices of Borderlands and/or Southern California;
  4. Explore the life and works of musicians for whom the year 2022 is significant.

Please note: 

  • Proposals related to the use, study, or impact of technology on music in higher education, or which primarily focus on music software, technological trends, and/or products designed to enhance the musical experience will not be considered by CMS. Instead, please submit such proposals to the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI).
  • Proposals which utilize, or directly related to the use, study, or teaching of, wind and percussion instruments will not be considered by CMS. Instead, please submit such proposals to the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI).

 

PREPARATION OF MATERIALS

Electronic submissions are required. Proposals sent by mail will not be considered. 

To support the anonymous review process, the name(s) or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear in the title or abstract, nor in the file names or body of submitted supplementary materials, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the proposer or co-presenters will be disqualified. Names and affiliations may appear in the “Co-Facilitator” section of the proposal and in submitted biographies, however, as the review committee will not have access to this information. 

The College Music Society’s conference submission process is powered by Submittable. To submit a proposal, please (1) log in to the CMS members-only website using your username and password and then (2) click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of this call. You will be directed to Submittable to complete your proposal. If you don’t already have a Submittable account, you will be prompted to establish one. (Click here for help using Submittable and to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.) 

A complete proposal includes:

  1. The proposal’s title.
  2. An abstract of 250 words or less. [insert “Preparing an Abstract” advice here]
  3. Optional: You may add up to 3 supporting materials to your proposal. These might include printed music examples, photos, statistics, or relevant data. Do not include lengthy documents, dissertations, CVs, resumes, or PowerPoint presentations. Neither file names nor uploaded materials should identify the proposer or any collaborators.
  4. A list of required equipment and Internet needs (Internet connections may include a fee).
  5. A biography of the proposer and each co-facilitator, if applicable (250-word maximum per person).
  6. Complete contact information for each co-facilitator (email address, mailing address, and phone), if applicable.

When referencing one’s own previously published research, the proposer should refer to such research in the third person to avoid identifying themselves. For example, hypothetical proposal submitter D. Graham should write, “D. Graham’s article, ‘XYZ,’ summarizes pertinent issues,” instead of writing, “My article, ‘XYZ,’ summarizes pertinent issues.” The wording in the first example protects the anonymity of the author, while the second compromises the author’s anonymity by linking the author of the proposal to previously published work by a named author. 

Submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered.

 

TIMELINE

Proposals must be submitted by 12 noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Proposers will be notified of their status by Thursday, March 24, 2022.

 

CONSIDERATIONS 

  • If the program must be moved from an in-person to an online venue for any reason, the Program Committee reserves the right to request that presenters alter the duration and structure of their presentations to better accommodate the virtual format. 
  • Prior to submission, proposers must communicate with all co-presenters regarding their interest and availability. Proposals not listing all participants will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. 
  • All persons whose work is selected for inclusion on the program are expected to register for and attend the full conference. If the proposal is accepted, proposers will be asked to communicate with all participants in the presentation to ensure their registration by early summer 2022. At its discretion, the Program Committee may exempt from the registration and membership requirements specific individuals, such as non-music professionals. It is the responsibility of the individual who submits the proposal to, upon acceptance, make conference planners aware of any non-music professionals involved in their presentation and to request such an exemption.
  • The College Music Society does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters. 
  • Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of their students or others.
  • Proposals of a commercial nature that promote products and services will not be considered.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • The Primary proposer must be a current member of The College Music Society. Persons interested in submitting a proposal should check their membership status well in advance of the submission deadline. Please note the processing time for membership applications and/or renewals is 1–2 business days.
  • It is not necessary for the co-facilitator(s) to be a current member of CMS at the time of submission; however, if invited to the program, they must join the organization.

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • Each member may submit only ONE proposal for this call. 
  • Each member is limited to TWO submissions to all calls for this conference (e.g., one working group + one paper). 
  • If a member submits more than one proposal to the conference, each submission should be unique and content may not be duplicated, either in response to this Call or any other Calls for this conference, including proposals submitted to ATMI and PKL. 
  • Each member may be added by others as a co-presenter (e.g., panelist or accompanist) to a maximum of TWO proposals. 
  • The maximum number of presentations in which a member may be involved on the conference program is TWO. If more than two proposals involving the same member are accepted – regardless of whether the member submitted the proposal or was added to another member’s proposal – the individual in question must choose in which two presentations they will participate.

 

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to: 
Eric Hung, 2022 Program Chair

Questions concerning conference operations should be directed to:
Peter S. Park, CMS Director of Professional Activities

 

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