2013 Call for Proposals

Fifth Biennial Colloquium for Instrumental Music Teacher Educators

Meeting Theme: Contemporary Approaches to Instrumental Music Teacher Education 

The Instrumental Music Teacher Educators organization invites proposals for participation in the Fifth IMTE Colloquium to be held May 16-19, 2013 at the Deer Creek Resort in Mt. Sterling, Ohio.

 IMTE is interested in proposals related to instrumental music teacher educators’ role in developing/influencing pre- and in-service instrumental music teachers’ philosophical, curricular, pedagogical, and assessment practices related, but not limited, to:

  • Instrumental music education methods and materials
  • Vernacular musicianship
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Professional development 
  • Bridging the gap between theory and practice


Proposals will be considered in two categories

  1. Poster presentations: a series of poster sessions for participants to share their current work and interests related to instrumental music education. Posters may report on current research initiatives; provide a summary of literature on a topic; share course innovations; display student work; engender philosophical discussions; point out general concerns; or otherwise represent current thinking, interests, and work in instrumental music teacher education.
  2. Interactive presentations: present a topic and include group interaction and discussion. 


To submit a proposal, send an email to Robert Gardner [rdg13@psu.edu], attaching an abstract of not more than 500 words that describes your proposed session. State in the body of the email whether the submission is to be considered for a poster and/or an interactive presentation.

Deadline for submissions is December 17, 2012. The Steering Committee will make notifications regarding participation by February 1, 2013.


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