The Research Committee solicits research articles for possible publication in the NCMEA Music Educator Journal. The Committee plans the research poster and research presentation sessions at the annual NCMEA Professional Development Conference in cooperation with the Higher Education and Teacher Education Committees. The Chair may represent NCMEA at the national level.

Chair: Timothy E. Nowak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Music Education, School of Music
East Carolina University
[email protected]
[email protected]

Call For Research Posters & Graduate Lightning Talks

The NCMEA Research Committee is pleased to announce calls for research posters and graduate researcher lightning talks to be presented at the 2021 NCMEA Professional Development Conference.

Research Poster Session

Researchers selected for the poster session may create a typical research poster or alternative visual media that appropriately and effectively display information about the research. Posters and visual media will be available to all conference attendees during a dedicated research poster session. Researchers are expected to engage with attendees about their research during this dedicated hour. The committee invites research, either completed or in progress, that relates to teaching and learning music. Special consideration may be given to topics relating to social justice in/through music teaching and learning, or topics historically connected to music teaching and learning in North Carolina.

Graduate Researcher Lightning Talks

This session is an opportunity for three to five graduate researchers to give an overview of and receive feedback on their current research. Researchers selected for the session will have five minutes to present a PechaKucha-style lightning talk on their research, with an additional five minutes reserved for feedback and discussion with active faculty and researchers in music education. Research projects may be in progress or recently completed. Presenters should be current music education graduate students or those who have completed a graduate degree within the past year. Applicants who are not accepted for a lightning talk may elect to have their project considered for the traditional research poster session. The committee invites research, either completed or in progress, that relates to teaching and learning music.

Submission Information

For either a poster or lightning talk, researchers should provide an abstract of no more than 500-words that provides an overview of the research goals, questions, methods, findings, and implications. Research that is in progress may include preliminary findings and potential implications. Abstracts should be saved in a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document or PDF, and must be e-mailed as an attachment to [email protected] with the subject line “NCMEA Research Submission.” In the body of the e-mail, please include the project title, author(s), institutional affiliations, e-mail addresses, and a contact phone number. For lightning talk submissions, please indicate whether you would like to be considered for the traditional poster session if you are not accepted for a lightning talk. All projects, abstracts, and proposals must conform to the ethical research standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the NAfME Society for Research in Music Education.

Submission Deadline and Timeline for Acceptance

Submissions must be received by Friday, September 17, 2021, 11:59pm EST.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 1, 2021.

Inquiries about submissions and proposals should be directed to:
Timothy E. Nowak, Ph.D.
[email protected]