The American Choral Directors Association Presents
The 2020 Symposium for Research in Choral Singing
Georgia State University
Time & Date
Begin: Friday, May 1, 2020
End: Saturday, May 2, 2020
About the Symposium
The American Choral Directors Association is pleased to announce the
second Symposium on Research in Choral Singing, a new forum for the
dissemination of research. Following the packed first symposium in 2018, the
second symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, 2020, on the
campus of Georgia State University in Atlanta. The symposium will combine diverse
presentational formats with opportunities for in-depth conversation, inquiry, and
consideration of future research directions.
The intent of the symposium is aligned with the purpose of the International
Journal of Research in Choral Singing:
to advance knowledge and practice with
respect to choral singing, choir sound, choral pedagogy, and related areas such as
equity and inclusion in choral singing, school community partnerships, adolescent
development, vocal development, and singing and well-being.
Call for Proposals
Proposal Due Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 (11:59 PM Eastern Time)
Notification of Decisions: On or Before Monday, January 6, 2020
Presenter Confirmation Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Proposal Submission Guidelines
The conference venue is located in downtown Atlanta. There are hundreds of hotels in Atlanta, with many in the immediate vicinity of the conference location. We have determined that "conference hotel" rates would be higher than rates found independently. We will therefore not have an official conference hotel; participants are encouraged to make their own reservations at their favorite hotel. If you'd like a recommendation, please email email@example.com
Flights will arrive at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Travel to downtown Atlanta is possible directly from within the airport via MARTA trains; the Peachtree Center station is closest to the conference venue. Taxis from the airport to downtown cost $30, with rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft costing about half that amount.
Note that if you are heading to downtown Atlanta on Friday afternoon, consider arriving a bit early if you plan to travel by car (including taxi or rideshare from the airport). Rush hour starts about 3 PM on Friday afternoons.