2021 NAfME Music Research & Teacher Education Conference

 

The NAfME National Music Research and Teacher Education Conference
will be presented in a virtual format in 2021.

 

conference

 

Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 will include four blocks of presentations, followed by a poster session (with breaks provided throughout). Saturday, February 27 will include the Senior Researcher Address and additional meetings. We are pleased to feature a keynote address by Mackie V. Spradley, Clifford K. Madsen, and Marie McCarthy.

Registration is $50 for NAfME members, $195 for nonmembers. Receive a print copy of the classic publication Vision 2020: The Housewright Symposium on the Future of Music Education—updated with new context for 2020—for just $15 with your registration.

Note: All conference sessions will be archived with all content available for an entire year to registrants.

*Registration for the 2021 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference will close on Friday, February 26, 2021. Registration cancellations on or before February 22, 2021 will be permitted a 50% refund. Cancellations after February 22, 2021 will not be provided a refund.

Announcing: PreK-12 Learning Collaborative

For attendees:

PreK–12 music educators, join in a new vision for music education at Bringing the Future into Focus, the 2021 NAfME National Conference! Join your fellow music educators and researchers online in February, when we’ll come together to lead our profession’s direction, engage with each other as colleagues, and inspire one another. Don’t miss powerful sessions selected from submissions from your fellow members. Sessions will be presented both asynchronously and live with PreK–12 live sessions available on Saturday, February 27, ending with a virtual happy hour.

The NAfME member rate of $50 includes all programming (the 2021 Music Research and Teacher Education Conference and the PreK–12 Learning Collaborative).

For those interested in sponsoring:

A limited number of sponsored sessions will be included in this day long format on Saturday, February 27. This is your opportunity to introduce your product or service in an engaging and economical format. To secure a sponsored session, please contact Ashley Wales at AshleyW@nafme.org or 571-323-3391. 

 

Below is a preliminary schedule, in Eastern Standard Time. A complete schedule will be available in January 2021.

 

February 25–27, 2021

Thursday, February 25

10:00 AM

Opening Welcome Session

 

The plenary talks have been prerecorded. Join in at 10 AM EST to discuss the future of music education with the plenary speakers and be welcomed to the conference by the chairs of the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) and the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE).

Featured Plenary Speakers:

  • Clifford K. Madsen
  • Marie McCarthy
  • Mackie V. Spradley, NAfME President

Welcome from

  • Carlos Abril, SRME Chair
  • David Rickels, SMTE Chair

10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions begin

 

12:00 PM

Break

 

12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 2:00 PM

Break

 

 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 4:00 PM

Break

 

 4:30 PM

Symposia and Special Interest Sessions

 

 5:30 PM

Research Poster Session 1

 

 7:00 PM

Conclusion of Conference Day 1

 

 

Friday, February 26

10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions begin

 

11:30 AM

Break

 

12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 1:30 PM

Break

 

 2:00 PM

Special Research Interest Group Sessions

  • Instructional Strategies SRIG
  • Learning and Development SRIG
  • Early Childhood SRIG
  • Popular Music SRIG
  • History SRIG
  • Gender and Sexuality SRIG
  • Affective Response SRIG

 3:30 PM

Break

 

 4:00 PM

Special Research Interest Group Sessions

  • Children with Exceptionalities SRIG
  • Social Sciences SRIG
  • Assessment SRIG
  • Philosophy SRIG
  • Perception and Cognition SRIG
  • Creativity SRIG
  • Adult and Community SRIG

 5:30 PM

Research Poster Session 2

 

 7:00 PM

Conclusion of Conference Day 2

 

 

Saturday, February 27

10:00 AM

Senior Researcher Award and Society for Research in Music Education Meeting

Plenary Session:

  • Presentation of the 2020 Senior Researcher Award

11:30 AM

Areas of Strategic Planning and Action Sessions

  • Critical Examination of the Curriculum ASPA
  • Music Teacher Educators ASPA
  • School/University Partnerships ASPA
  • Teacher Recruitment ASPA
  • Teacher Evaluation ASPA
  • Policy ASPA

11:30 AM

Initial Meeting

  • Social Justice SRIG

1:00 PM

Areas of Strategic Planning and Action Sessions (ASPAs)

  • Cultural Diversity and Social Justice ASPA
  • Music Teacher Health and Wellness ASPA
  • Program Admissions, Assessment and Alignment ASPA
  • Professional Development ASPA
  • Supporting Beginning Music Teachers ASPA
  • Music Teacher Socialization ASPA

 2:30 PM

Conclusion of Conference Day 3

 

 2:30 PM

Editorial Board Meetings

  • Journal for Research in Music Education
  • Update: Applications of Research in Music Education