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2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education – Call for Proposals

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

EUCThe 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education will be held September 17-19, 2015 at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. The Call for Proposals is now available on the Symposium website, smte.us/2015. The call encourages submissions focused on the 2015 Symposium theme Toward a Stronger, Richer Community. Proposals related to the work of the ASPAs and other topics in music teacher education are also welcomed. To submit a proposal online, please follow the directions in the Call for Proposals and the accompanying Proposal Submission Form, available on the 2015 Symposium website. Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2015.

For questions and assistance with the proposal submission process, please contact David Rickels, SMTE Communications Chair, at communications@smte.us.

All information about the 2015 Symposium can be found at smte.us/2015. Please make a note of this link for future updates. We look forward to seeing you in Greensboro!

Symposium on Music Teacher Education 2015 Theme Announced

Friday, September 26th, 2014

UNCG Music BuildingSMTE announces the theme of the 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education: Toward a Stronger, Richer Community.

The purpose of this sixth symposium is to sustain the professional conversations that have characterized the symposia held since 2005, and recognize a decade of collaborative accomplishments in the Society for Music Teacher Education. At the same time, the theme of the symposium, Toward a Stronger, Richer Community, invites consideration of how to continue broadening the diversity of voices and perspectives that contribute to conversations and strategic actions. The theme also invites envisioning how strategic alliances could be built among music educators, music teacher educators, and related stakeholders. Therefore, SMTE welcomes and encourages participation in the symposium from music teacher educators, state and local fine arts supervisors, K-12 educators, state policy officials associated with certification, licensure, and school improvement, deans and directors of the arts, and graduate students in music education.

The 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, September 17-19, 2015. All event information will be posted on the official 2015 Symposium page at smte.us/2015. The call for proposals and details about the submission process will be released October 1st, 2014. Please visit the official 2015 Symposium page for updates.

SMTE is Now On Facebook

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Facebook Logo The Society for Music Teacher Education is now on Facebook! Visit our Facebook Page and Like us to keep in touch with SMTE updates and news. Share the page with your friends to help us connect with music teachers and music teacher educators.

Changes to User Accounts on SMTE Website

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
A reminder to all smte.us site users: subscriber accounts on this site have recently changed. Old accounts have been deleted as of April 14, 2014. For registering a new account, visit the Log In page and click Register. You will be asked to create a user name and enter some information including a valid email address.
New subscriber accounts will have access to some great features:
  • Receive email updates about SMTE events and activities
  • Add one or more Areas of Strategic Planning and Action (ASPAs) to your user profile
  • User accounts are required to access the proposal submission system for the 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education (coming soon!)
Log in to verify your account or create a new one today!

Call for Papers – 2015 International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The 2015 International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education will be held at Loyola University New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on June 14-17, 2015. The conference organizers invite the submission
 of proposals for papers on aspects of theory, philosophy, research and practice in the sociology of music education.  The symposium welcomes research and scholarly investigations into a wide range of contexts, such as schools, universities, festivals, communities, the media, homes and the Internet.  ‘Music education’ is understood to include all forms of teaching and learning music – formal, informal and non-formal. The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2014, and additional information can be found at the symposium website:  www.issme2015.weebly.com

Fifth NSF-Sponsored Performamatics Workshop, Thursday and Friday June 19-20, 2014

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Departments of Music and Computer Science, in conjunction with the New York University Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, are pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the fifth  two-day NSF-sponsored Performamatics workshop on Thursday and Friday, June 19-20, 2014, at NYU in New York City. The purpose of these workshops is to share the techniques and materials used in teaching an interdisciplinary course on computational thinking through computing and music. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, there is no charge to participants to attend the workshop. In addition, project funds cover two nights’ lodging and meals on both days of the workshop. Limited funds are also available to help support participant travel to and from the workshop.

For more information, please go to: http://www.performamatics.org/

Call for Papers: Desert Skies Symposium 2015

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The 14th Biennial Desert Skies Symposium will be held February 19-21, 2015 at the University of Arizona. Please review the call for papers online for more information. Submissions are due October 26, 2014.

Changes to Subscriber Accounts on SMTE.us Website

Monday, April 14th, 2014
ATTENTION TO ALL SITE USERS: In preparation for some upcoming changes on the site, we are changing the way subscriber accounts are used. As part of this process, all past subscriber accounts have been closed and deleted as of 1:00am EDT April 14, 2014. We encourage you to create a new account on this site. For registering a new account, visit the Log In page and click Register. You will be asked to create a user name and enter some information including a valid email address.
New subscriber accounts will have access to some great features in the near future:
  • Receive email updates about SMTE events and activities
  • Add one or more Areas of Strategic Planning and Action (ASPAs) to your user profile
  • Communicate with other members
  • Access event registration and proposal submission
Thank you for your interest in music teacher education and SMTE. We hope you will continue to be involved by visiting this site with your new account.

SMTE Announces Dates for the 2015 Symposium

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

The 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Thursday through Saturday, September 17-19, 2015. Please check the Symposium page at smte.us/2015 as more details are announced in the coming months.

NAfME 2014 Research and Music Teacher Education Conference a Success

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Over 600 attendees came together for three days in St. Louis, MO for the 2014 NAfME Research and Music Teacher Education Conference. Click here for pictures and news from the event. We hope to see you in 2016 in Atlanta, GA, March 17-19.