2021 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM | LIGHTNING TALKS and POSTERS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Posters Display and Lightning Talks

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021 (11:59 EDT)

The NYSMTA 2021 Virtual Symposium is seeking proposals from all music performers and educators, MTNA members and non-members. All are encouraged to participate: collegiate chapters, college students, newly graduated young professionals, all private music teachers, and collegiate faculty.

 

SESSION DESCRIPTION and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Posters Display Session

Posters generally fall into two main categories: Pedagogy/Best practice posters, and Research posters. We welcome posters that display information on a variety of topics, for example:

  • Pedagogy: ideas for technique development, musicianship development, specific skills such as sight-reading, scales, pedaling, etc.

  • Lesson/teaching ideas for studio or group instruction

  • Music entrepreneurship (building a studio, advertising a studio, etc.)

  • Approaches for teaching specific populations (younger, older, special needs, etc.)

  • Music history

  • Repertoire/composers

  • Jazz, improvisation

  • World, popular, folk music

  • Aural skills/Music theory concepts

  • Wellness
     

Posters should be large enough to be seen from a distance. Consider the use of visual aids like photos, charts, or music scores to enhance the presentation. 

 

Lightning Talks

As the name suggests, these are fast! Lightning Talks are 5-minute oral presentations on a music related topic of your choice.  

Visual elements such as Powerpoint slides are encouraged. The topics should be practical in nature and applicable to a wide audience.

The 5 minute limit for Lightning Talks is strictly enforced! Make sure your proposed talk will fit the time limit. The most effective lightning talks are usually specific and focused on a single topic/idea, rather than trying to provide summaries of many ideas.

Sample Lightning Talks 2020

Submission Requirements

Poster

  • Title

  • 50 word abstract

  • 50-75 word biography

  • A computer-generated sample in PDF or JPEG format

 
Lightning Talks

  • Title

  • 50 word summary 

  • 50-75 word biography

  • URL of video (suggestion: upload on YouTube as unlisted)
     

**Selected presenters must register for the 2021 NYSMTA Virtual Symposium.

QUESTIONS

Please direct any questions about the Lightning Talk or Poster Session proposals to: Dr. Asami Hagiwara at a.hagiwara@sunyocc.edu

 

Co-Chairs, Lightning Talk and Poster Display Sessions: 
Dr. Jacob Ertl (Nazareth College)
Dr. Asami Hagiwara (Onondaga Community College)
Dr. Mary Holzhauer (Ithaca College)