CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Proposal Deadline: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, October 30, 2020.

 

The MTNA Collegiate Chapters Symposium Planning Committee is seeking digital proposals from collegiate chapters, college students and newly graduated young professionals to present at the 2021 Virtual MTNA Collegiate Chapters Symposium, January 16–17, 2021.

 

They invite proposals that:

  • Reflect innovation and cutting-edge content
  • Stimulate and provoke audience discussion
  • Target young professionals
  • Use multimedia approaches to enhance learning
  • Explore pedagogical and performance issues important to all levels

Highlighted topics may include:

  • Current technology trends
  • Musicians as entrepreneurs
  • Current state of scholarship in the music field
  • International pedagogy
  • Historical performance and pedagogy

Presenter Eligibility:

  • Current college students
  • Newly graduated young professionals (less than 3 years post graduation)

 

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 

General Sessions are presentations up to 25 minutes in length that showcase current Collegiate Chapter research. Group and individual sessions are permitted.

Networking Sessions are 25-minute sessions that target specific interest groups in Independent Teaching, Group Teaching, Grad School, and Entrepreneurship. We are looking for moderators who have demonstrated expertise in the subject area. You may apply for more than one subject area. The role of the moderator is to engage the attendees to discuss pertinent topics, innovative approaches and share advice. Moderators must submit a C/V and a two-paragraph description detailing why and how they would make a good moderator. Individual submissions only.

Best Idea Sessions are brief, 5-minute versions of elevator pitches that focus on a single topic, example, idea, project or technique. They do not attempt to cover all aspects of their subject matter, but present one facet of the idea clearly and succinctly that will allow attendees to immediately apply to their teaching/learning. In this interactive session, audience members vote to determine their favorite best idea. Individual submissions recommended.

Research Sessions are a 5- to 10-minute video or 1,000–3,000 word blog post that should showcase research, projects, outreach or collegiate chapter activities. The videos should be primarily a visual presentation. While PowerPoint, Prezi, PDF or webpages are allowed, you are strongly encouraged to maintain the visual aspect of the presentation. The Research Sessions format for this year's Virtual Symposium takes the place of the traditional Poster Session format seen at in-person Symposiums.

 

 

Proposal Submission Requirements

General Sessions
  • Title
  • 2-minute audio recording (recording may be made on application page or uploaded as an mp3, m4a, wma or wav file)
  • 250-word abstract
  • 35-word description for the program
***For group presentations, all members must participate in the audio recording. Label your audio file as "2021 CCS—SESSION TITLE." Please DO NOT include presenter name(s) or school affiliation to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the submission
Networking Sessions
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two-paragraph description introducing yourself and why you would make a good moderator
Best Idea Sessions
  • 100-word description of idea
  • 2-minute audio recording (recording may be made on application page or uploaded as an mp3, m4a, wma or wav file)
***For group presentations, all members must participate in the audio recording. Label your audio file as "2021 CCS—SESSION TITLE." Please DO NOT include presenter name(s) or school affiliation to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the submission
Research Sessions
  • Title
  • 250-word abstract

 

Audio Submission Tips

  • Do your best to demonstrate that your research is presentation worthy and will interest and be useful to a broad audience/range of musicians.
  • Be creative in how you use your written abstract to guide your audio proposal. Written and spoken language is inherently different. Do not simply read your abstract out loud—doing so will disqualify your proposal!
  • Two minutes is not a lot of time, but enough time to make a strong impact. Plan what you’re going to say to eliminate excessive “filler words,” and make your argument or proposal as clear as possible.
  • Include a detailed overview of your topic. Why is it important? What are your objectives and goals for this presentation?
  • Speak loudly and clearly.
  • Review your audio recording to make sure it’s exactly right.
  • Most importantly, relax, have fun and be creative!

Proposal Deadline: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, October 30, 2020.

 

Submit your proposal