Research Poster Session Call for Papers for the 2016 OMEA PDC

The Research Committee of the Ohio Music Education Association invites submission of recent research reports for review and consideration to be presented during the Research Poster Session at the Ohio Music Education Association’s Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio January 28-30, 2016.

Research reports in music education or other related music disciplines (e.g., theory, musicology, performance, pedagogy, therapy) are welcome. There will be two kinds of research accepted for presentation: (a) completed master’s theses or doctoral dissertations and (b) reports of original research studies. The continuing goal of the Research Poster Session is to encourage and share the work of music researchers, students, practitioners, and independent music educators who teach at all levels. Those who wish to submit a report for consideration should comply with the following guidelines:

1. To submit completed master’s or doctoral final research documents, it is only necessary to submit a copy of the abstract, a copy of the document’s title page, and a copy of the signature page which indicates that the paper was accepted in partial fulfillment of degree requirements. The name of the degree-granting institution should appear on one of these pages, or must be included with the submission, as well as the author’s name, address, and e-mail. If all of the above-mentioned items are included, the completed thesis or dissertation will be guaranteed acceptance for presentation. These should be sent by e-mail as a .pdf, .rtf, .doc, or .docx file (scanned, in the case of the signature page) to the address below.

2. To submit a report of any other type of original research project, student or faculty researchers may email a copy of the complete paper, including an abstract, in .pdf, .rtf, .doc, or .docx format. The project should demonstrate sound research practices with appropriate writing style, generally following the submission guidelines found at: http://cme.webhop.org

Small-scale studies, including action research, are appropriate for this forum. The author’s name, address, e-mail, and current school affiliation should be included on a separate page/file from the abstract and/or manuscript.

3. Papers presented at conferences, other than previous OMEA state conferences, will be considered as long as this is clearly indicated in a statement included with the submission.

4. Authors will be apprised of the results of the selection process by e-mail. A hard copy of acceptance letters will be provided upon request.

Submission deadline is November 1, 2015. Only fully completed works will be considered. Submissions should not have been previously published and should otherwise adhere to the MENC Research Publication/ Presentation Code of Ethics (http://tinyurl.com/NAfME-Ethics). E-mail the materials to Paul Louth, OMEA Research Poster Session Chair, with “OMEA Research Poster Submission” in the subject field to the following address: omeapostersession2016@gmail.com

If accepted for presentation, the primary or listed co-researchers must register for and attend the conference to present the poster. Presenters will be expected to supply 40 copies of the abstract and 5 copies of the completed report to distribute.

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