2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education
Cultivating Perspectives and Practices
September 12-14, 2019
Greensboro, North Carolina
Travel & Logistics
Symposium registration is now available through this online portal. Registration costs $130 for graduate students and PK-12 teachers, and standard registration is $265 in advance of the Symposium. On-site registration will be $320.
The conference hotel for the 2019 SMTE Symposium is the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Use this link to make your room reservations at the special Symposium rate of $139/night (plus applicable taxes and fees). You may also call the hotel directly (336) 379-8000 and mention the group code “Music Teacher Education Symposium” to receive the discounted rate.
Transportation To and From the UNC Campus
Transportation is provided for Symposium guests at the Marriott to and from campus in the morning and evening. The schedule will be as follows:
- Thursday, September 12: 5:30-6:30 PM from Marriott to campus; 9:30-10:00 PM from campus to Marriott
- Friday, September 13: 7:15-8:00 AM from Marriott to campus; 6:00-6:30 PM from campus to Marriott
- Saturday, September 14: 7:45-8:30 AM from Marriott to campus; 8:00-9:00 PM from campus to Marriott
Bizi Kidz – ages 1 to 11
2500 Battleground Ave #A, Greensboro, NC 27408 – (336) 288-2004 or Bizi Kidz – 3735 Admiral Dr, High Point NC 27265 – (336) 882-3735
Glory Risers – all ages welcome – 5315-J Liberty Road Greensboro, 27406 – (336) 617-5633
Kid Spot – 6 months to up to 12 years old – 3294 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 – (336) 760-2585
Stay ‘N Play – ages 1 to 12 – 5314 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410 – (336) 895-1040
On-Site Childcare during Symposium
On-Call Childcare during Symposium
Other Childcare Needs
Keynote & Plenary Speakers
SMTE is pleased to announce the following speakers for the 2019 Symposium on Teacher Education:
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ken Zeichner
Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Dr. Zeichner will present “Two Possible Futures for University Teacher Education” on Thursday, September 12, 2019. We welcome Dr. Zeichner’s expertise in teacher education and equity studies and know his remarks will meaningfully enrich the conversations at the Symposium. (bio)
Dr. David Teachout, Director of the Teaching and Learning Commons at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (bio)
Dr. Jewell Cooper, Professor of Education and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (bio)
Dr. Doug Orzolek, Professor of Music; Director of Graduate Programs in Music Education; Associate Director of Bands; Department of Music Associate Chair, University of St. Thomas (bio)
We look forward to welcoming these outstanding scholars to the Symposium, and to their insights into the past, present, and future of music teacher education.
Proposal submission for the 2019 Symposium is closed.
To submit a proposal for consideration for the 2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education, follow these steps:
- Make sure you have read the Call for Proposals. Proposals will be blind-reviewed by members of the SMTE leadership and ASPA facilitators. Categories of evaluation are:
- connection to music teacher education
- relevance to the theme of the Symposium and/or the work of the ASPAs
- clarity of the objective
- Download the Proposal Submission Form here. Be sure to read all of the instructions, then complete the open fields with the content of your proposal.
- Once the document is complete, navigate to the proposal submission system. On the landing page, click the “Make Submission” link and complete the online form that follows. (You will not need to use the “Upload file” link at this time.) At the end of the online form, you will be asked to upload the completed Proposal Submission Form document from step 2.
Proposals are due April 15th, 2019 by midnight PDT. We expect to notify authors of decisions on or about June 17th, 2019.
If you have trouble with this process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.