LIGHTNING TALK and POSTER: 2020 CONFERENCE

Friday (Competitions) and Saturday (Conference), October 16-17, 2020 

SUNY Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, New York
 

CALL FOR PROPOSAL – Poster Session and Lightning Talks

Submission Deadline: September 16, 2020
 

The NYSMTA 2020 Conference is seeking proposals for Lightning Talks and Posters for presentation at the 2020 NYSMTA Conference on Saturday, October 17. All NYSMTA members are encouraged to participate: collegiate chapters, college students, newly graduated young professionals, all private music teachers and collegiate faculty.

SESSION DESCRIPTION and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

  • Poster Display Session

  • Lightning Talks

Posters Display Session

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

 

  • Piano Pedagogy; ideas for technique development, musicianship

development, specific skills such as sight-reading, scales, pedaling, etc.

  • Lesson/teaching ideas for studio or class piano

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

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

  • Music history

  • Piano repertoire/piano composers

  • Jazz, improvisation

  • World, popular, folk music

  • Aural skills/Music theory concepts and piano

  • Wellness

 

Posters should be large enough to be seen from a distance.  Consider 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 piano/pedagogy 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 of pianists and teachers.

 

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. 

Submission Requirements

Poster

  • Title

  • 50 word abstract

  • 50-75 word biography
     

Lightning Talks

  • Title

  • 50 summary 

  • 50-75 word biography


Selected presenters must register for NYSMTA 2020 State Conference. 

Please direct any questions about the Symposium to Leonidas.Lagrimas at leonidas.lagrimas@fredonia.edu 

Submission guidelines for Students, Advisors, and Piano Teachers:

 

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

  • Piano Pedagogy; ideas for technique development, musicianship

  • development, specific skills such as sight-reading, scales, pedaling, etc.

  • Lesson/teaching ideas for studio or class piano

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

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

  • Music history

  • Piano repertoire/piano composers

  • Jazz, improvisation

  • World, popular, folk music

  • Wellness

  • Aural skills/Music theory concepts and piano

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

  • 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.