Day of Research in Music Education: Call for Research

February 23, 2021 |

South Carolina Music Educators Association Day of Research in Music Education
Columbia, South Carolina
April 24th, 2021
Deadline for Submissions – March 22, 2021

As part of the 20-21 year-long professional development initiative, The South Carolina Music Educators Association will sponsor the Day of Research in Music Education on April 24th, 2021 from 1–5PM. The event will be held virtually in Zoom and will include a keynote presentation, 2–3 research presentations, and a 90-minute poster session. We are accepting submissions of completed and in-progress studies conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, college and university faculty, and practicing teachers in public or private schools. This event is open to papers involving any aspect of scholarly research in music, including those that are philosophical, theoretical, or historical in nature, as well as reports that are qualitative or quantitative in design.

Proposals will be read by two or more qualified external reviewers who will be blind to applicant identity. As such, the accepted proposals will have passed a refereed criterion. Notification of acceptance will occur by April 5, 2021. Reviewers’ feedback to applicants will be provided.

To create more opportunities for graduate students to present research, at least two graduate students with the highest combined score from the external reviewers will have the opportunity to give a spoken presentation at the conference. Winners will be awarded a 20-minute time slot for their spoken presentation at the research session. Please know that we do not provide honoraria or expense reimbursement for those accepted to give research presentations.

Proposals should be in the form of a one-page abstract and should summarize in prose the following elements that are applicable to your study: (a) purpose/problem; (b) sample; (c) methodology; (d) results/ analysis; and (e) discussion/implications. A reference list is optional and can be submitted separately. Please know that ALL paradigms, methodologies, and approaches to research in our field are welcome and encouraged. Reports of research-in-progress are also welcome.

Proposals should be submitted online via this link (text entry). The deadline for proposals is Monday, March 22nd, 2021. Proposals submitted after this time may be considered if openings exist, however, it may not be possible to advertise them in the conference program. Information regarding event registration dates and any registration fees will be communicated to authors per the letter of acceptance.


Dr. Amanda L. Schlegel
University of South Carolina SCMEA Research Chair
803-777-1793 (office)