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PMEA Research Committee

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

2016 Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

March 17-19, 2016

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

Submission deadline: October 1, 2015

Instructions for Submission

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2016 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference Research Presentations

March 31 – April 2, 2016

Hershey, PA

Submission deadline: October 1, 2015

Submissions for consideration for presentation via the following options will be blind-reviewed by the PMEA Research Committee:

Instructions for all submissions: 

Prepare an e-mail with the subject heading “PMEA Research Submission.” In the body of the e-mail, indicate a) if the research is in-progress or complete; b) each author’s name, institutional affiliation, cell phone number, and preferred e-mail address; c) when applicable, if the author is an undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral student; and d) the option that corresponds to the submission: Option 1: Poster Only, Option 2: Poster and Research Presentation, or Option 3: Poster and Research-to-Practice Workshop (completed research only). Please attach to the e-mail the required corresponding document(s) listed below for the submission option selected. Authors should include no information within the body of attached documents that identifies them as the authors.

For all options, please attach a one-page abstract in only Word doc or docx format. Within the abstract, authors should provide the title of the research, and explicitly state the purpose of the research, questions or problems of the study, subjects, design, and analysis. For completed research, also provide the results and how they inform practice. Name the Word file with the primary author’s last name and submission type (e.g., Smith.Poster, Smith.Poster.Paper, Smith.Poster.Workshop)

If submitting for Option 3 (Poster and Research-to-Practice Workshop): In addition to the one-page abstract, attach a one-page document offering details about the organization and content of the workshop-style presentation. Name the second file with primary author’s last name, and WorkshopOutline (e.g., Smith.WorkshopOutline). In the Workshop Outline document, include a title for the workshop, a description of the session appropriate for the conference program (10 words, maximum), and workshop session outline with details for an 45 minute-long workshop-style presentation based on applications of the completed research, followed by 15 minutes for a Question and Answer session (i.e., 60 minutes total workshop time). Please note: In the outline, clearly feature how the workshop presentation bridges the submitted research specifically to practice, and actively engages the audience in the research topic.

If the research submission is based on a completed Undergraduate Honors Paper, Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation, attach the signatory page of the final paper in addition to the attachments corresponding with the option selected. Name the file with your last name, signatory page (i.e., Smith.SignatoryPage). With that documentation, such projects are automatically accepted for presentation at the poster session.

Deadlines and Timeline:

All submissions must be received according to instructions by midnight, October 1, 2015. Submissions not adhering to these guidelines will be automatically rejected. Please send submissions to Alison.Reynolds@temple.edu.

Abstracts and outlines will be blind-reviewed and notification will be sent electronically by October 10. Accepted primary authors will be asked to confirm their attendance by October 13th, midnight, 2015, to have their name and title of research included in conference publication materials. Presenters confirming acceptance are expected to register for and attend the conference. Confirmed presenters also prepare a final abstract for distribution during the poster session and posting to the PMEA Research webpage. Details regarding the various presentation formats and final abstracts will be forwarded in October to accepted and confirmed primary authors.

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Dr. Edward Asmus posts  Calls for Papers and Conference Session Proposals (as well as announcements for open music education positions in higher education) from a variety of state, national, and international sources on his Music Research Web Site. To sign up to receive email notifications from him, click on Add Name at the Directory link.

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Teacher/Researcher Partnership project

Teachers have questions, and higher ed faculty have research experience. If you have a question about your classes, music program, or the profession, contact the Research Committee (alison.reynolds@temple.edu) and we will partner a PMEA member teacher with a researcher with expertise in the area of your question. You can develop a project together, and work together to find answers. Previous projects have involved a general music teacher required to teach classes to a new age level, and a band/string teacher wanting to learn ways student journaling guided her teaching and reflective practice.

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2015 PMEA Research Presentations

Following are research poster presentations at the 2015 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference held in Hershey, PA.  Click on a link to view the abstract corresponding to its title.

PMEA Research Poster Presentations

Saturday Night Lights: The Origin and Development of the Marching Band Field Show~~~Glen A. Brumbach, Doctoral Student, University of Maryland

What’s the Jive about Jazz? A Study of Music Educators’ Selection of Repertoire for Jazz Ensemble Programs~~~Glen A. Brumbach, Doctoral Student, University of Maryland

The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude~~~Mara Culp, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

African-American Bandsmen in the U.S. Navy: A Movement Toward Racial Integration~~~Gregory Drane, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

High School Students’ Musical Achievement and Improvisation on the Steel Drum~~~Jessica L. Eastridge, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

Public School Orchestra Programs and the El Sistema Movement: Exploring Similarities, Differences, and Potential Redundancies~~~Stephen Fairbanks, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

The Effect of Visually Presented Lyrics on Song Learning~~~Yo-Jung Han, Doctoral Student, and Dr. Joanne Rutkowski, Professor of Music Education, The Pennsylvania State University

An Examination of the Attitudes of American Music Educators Towards Musical Improvisation~~~Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

The Relationship Between the Use of Democratic Practices and Competitive Marching Band Scores~~~Casey Hounsell, Undergraduate Honors Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Early Childhood and Elementary Music Education: The Administrator’s View~~~Katherine E. W. Martinenza, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

An Intrinsic Case Study of Six Southeastern Public School Music Educators’ Classroom Management Development~~~Dr. Elizabeth Cassidy Parker, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Temple University

Allocation of Administrative Resources by Maryland Band Directors~~~P. Joseph Holback, Jr., Undergraduate Honors Student, Elizabethtown College

Continued Investigation of the Effect of a Male Singing Model on Kindergarten Children’s Use of Singing Voice Achievement~~~Dr. Joanne Rutkowski, Professor of Music Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Conservatism and Democratic Teaching Practices Among Pennsylvania Music Ensemble Teachers~~~Dr. Daniel J. Shevock, The Pennsylvania State University

A Case Study on Parent Participation in Their Child’s Musical Development~~~Emma Steever, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

The Role of the Goal: Perspectives on Goal-Setting by Undergraduate Students~~~Dr. Linda Thornton, Associate Professor of Music Education; Krissie Weimer, Doctoral Student; Casey Hounsell, Undergraduate Honors Student; with Alison Long, Caitlyn McGaugh, and Erin Trautmann, Undergraduate Students, The Pennsylvania State University

The Creativity Conversation: A Content Analysis of Music Educators’ Journal From 1955-2014~~~Dr. Linda Thornton, Associate Professor of Music Education; Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Doctoral Student; and Dr. Daniel J. Shevock, The Pennsylvania State University

Is Music Aptitude an Indicator of Students’ Persistence in a Beginning and Middle School Band Program?~~~Brett C. Tozer, Director of Band/HS Social Studies (Berlin Brothersvalley School District) and Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University of Pennyslvania

Pennsylvania Elementary Band Directors’ Methods for Student Instrument Selection~~~Erin L. Trautmann, Undergraduate Honors Student, The Pennsylvania State University

A Tale of Two Novices~~~Krissie Weimer, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Digital Expressions: An Examination of the Role Music Technology Plays in the Formation of Adolescent Musical Identities~~~Lindsay Weiss, Doctoral Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University; Jordan Mroziak, Duquesne University; and Lisa Hoak, Duquesne University

Co-Constructing Music in a Reggio-Inspired Preschool~~~Emily A. Westlake, Master’s Student, Temple University

PMEA Research Presentations

The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude~~~Mara Culp, The Pennsylvania State University

School Music Programs in the El Sistema Movement: A Rationale for Exploring Similarities, Differences, and Potential Redundancies~~~Stephen Fairbanks, The Pennsylvania State University

Conservatism and Democratic Teaching Practices Among Pennsylvania Music Ensemble Teachers~~~Daniel Shevock, The Pennsylvania State University

The Role of the Goal: Perspectives on Goal-Setting by Undergraduate Students~~~Linda Thornton, Krissie Weimer, Casey Hounsell, Allison Long, Caitlyn McGaugh, & Erin Trautmann, The Pennsylvania State University

Digital Expressions: An Examination of the Role Music Technology Plays in the Formation of Adolescent Musical Identities~~~Lindsay Weiss (Teachers College, Columbia), Jordan Mroziak (Duquesne), & Lisa Hoak (Duquesne)

Children’s Co-Construction of Music in a Reggio-Inspired Preschool~~~Emily Westlake, Temple University

PMEA Invited Researcher Presentation

What Has Research Told Us About Beginning Teachers?~~~Dr. Colleen Conway, University of Michigan Description: Discussion of experiences of beginning music teachers in their first years based on research.

PMEA Research to Practice Workshops
Developing Classroom Management: Master Teachers Speak~~~Dr. Elizabeth Cassidy Parker, Temple University
Description: Explore classroom music interactions through the eyes of master teachers.

From Nurturing to Intervention: Research-Based Approaches for Helping All Children Learn to Sing~~~Dr. Joanne Rutkowski, The Pennsylvania State University
Description: Applications of research findings to help children learn to sing.

 

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Research Articles

Research Links

Research Suggestions

Have a suggestion for a research project? Grad students and faculty in PMEA are interested in ideas for projects! Please submit a question or problem you think would make a good project by clicking here.