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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York

Guest Artist and Clinician
Jeremy Siskind (view bio & Sessions)

Commissioned Composer

Hwaen Ch'uqi (view bio & program)



Submission Deadline: Thursday, July 1, 2022 

Photo by Barb Hauser New

Lecture Forum offers members of NYSMTA professional opportunities to present a topic of interest or specialization at its conferences. The presentation format is flexible: One can read a paper, present a lecture, perform a lecture recital, or demonstrate a technique.  Possible topics include but are not limited to music literature, teaching techniques, the psychology of teaching, performance stress, improvisation, the business side of the music profession, or a historical account of performance style. 


The topic proposal should be a detailed, written document describing the presentation exactly as it is to be done.  Maximum 250 words. Be sure to include any equipment necessary for the presentation.  Suggested time is 25 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion. 


Please submit your Proposal by July 1 to Janice Nimetz, The Lecture Forum Committee will review proposals and notify proposers by the end of July.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Lightning Talks and Posters Display

Submission Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2022 (11:59 EDT)

All musicians and teachers (MTNA members/non-members) are encouraged to participate: collegiate chapters, college students, newly graduated young professionals, private music teachers, and collegiate faculty. The submission deadline is August 1st, 2022 (11:59pm EST)


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.


Click here to  submit a proposal for the Lightning Talks

Sample Lightning Talks from the 2021 NYSMTA Virtual Symposium

Posters Display Session

Poster sessions are visual representations on a variety of topics, usually falling into two main categories: pedagogy/best practices and research studies. Topics may include: pedagogy, music history, music theory, Jazz/improvisation, world/folk/popular music, wellness, and music entrepreneurship


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.


Click here  to submit a proposal for the Poster Display Session

Sample Posters from the 2021 NYSMTA Virtual Symposium

We will notify proposers of the status by mid-August 2022. Selected presenters must register for the 2022 NYSMTA Conference. Please direct any questions about the Lightning Talks or Poster Session proposals to:

Dr. Asami Hagiwara (


Best wishes,


Dr. Asami Hagiwara (SUNY Onondaga Community College)

Dr. Mary Holzhauer (Ithaca College)

Co-Chairs, Lightning Talk and Poster Display Sessions

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