2017 Symposium on Music Teacher Education

Imagining Possible Futures
September 7-9, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Important Dates

April 17, 2017 11:59pm PDT: Call for proposals deadline
June 17, 2017: Notification of proposal decisions
August 1, 2017: Early Bird registration deadline
September 1, 2017: Registration cancellation deadline
September 7, 2017: Afternoon meeting for board members and ASPA facilitators
September 7-9, 2017: Symposium Events
September 10, 2017: Morning meeting for board members

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Travel & Logistics

Symposium Registration

Registration for the 2017 Symposium is available online, with payment by credit card. Registration rates are as follows:

  • Standard registration: $195 early bird by August 1st  |  $215 after August 1st to September 6th  |  $235 onsite from September 7th
  • Full-time Student registration: $75 early bird by August 1st  |  $75 after August 1st to September 6th  |  $95 onsite from September 7th

Click here to open the online registration form.
(Please note: this link will open the registration form in a separate window. The online registration system is hosted by the UNCG Alumni Association.)

While online registration is preferred, if you have difficulty with the online form or need to pay by check, please download this PDF registration form.

For all registration questions, please contact symposium@smte.us.


Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Visit the Booking Website here: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49001224
Guests are also able to make reservations over the phone by calling 1-888-933-5363 and referencing your group’s three-letter code, MTE.

GUESTROOM RATES (The group’s cutoff date for all reservations is 8/17/17):

  • Room Single Rate $ 169.00
  • Double Rate $ 169.00
  • Triple Rate $ 189.00
  • Quad Rate $ 209.00

Downtown Minneapolis is highly interconnected via skyways and tunnels. The maps below may be useful:

Proposal Submissions

Call for Proposals

The proposal submission period is now closed. The following documents are provided for reference:

Proposal Submission

The proposal submission period for the 2017 Symposium on Music Teacher Education has now closed.

Primary proposal authors have been emailed a notification of the review decision on all proposals. If you did not receive a decision email, please contact communications@smte.us. For accepted proposals, please confirm your presentation by using the link included in your notification email, or click here for the online confirmation form.

For questions about the proposal submission process please contact David Rickels, SMTE Communications Chair, communications@smte.us.