April 29-30, 2022
Open: Call for Proposals
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
The American Choral Directors Association is pleased to announce the third international Symposium on Research in Choral Singing, a forum for the dissemination of research and scholarly activity. The 2022 virtual symposium will be held synchronously on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2022. The international symposium will combine diverse presentation formats and break-out sessions with opportunities for in-depth conversation, inquiry, and consideration of future research directions of all types. Georgia State University and Penn State University will co-host the virtual event.
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. Like the IJRCS, the symposium program committee welcomes proposals that reflect well-executed research employing quantitative, qualitative, historical, performance practice, or philosophical methodologies. Proposals for research presentations, research-informed panels, and posters are welcomed.
Sessions will be presented synchronously via Zoom; time allotments will be determined by the program committee and communicated to presenters in acceptance letters. Typical duration for spoken presentations will be 15–20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions/answers; poster presenters will describe their work while the poster is displayed. The program committee is seeking to program a maximum of three pre-recorded sessions with choral ensembles demonstrating applications of the presenter’s scholarly activity. Choral performances alone will not be considered; the scholarship component must be central to the presentation. Demo choir sessions will be a maximum of 25 minutes. Applicants must specify the choir, intended repertoire, and the scholarship disseminated. Participating choirs/choral programs will each receive a $400 honorarium.
Proposals must comply with the following guidelines:
- Written accounts of the research to be presented may have been submitted for publication at the time of application to the symposium, but the research may not be in print or in press at that time.
- Research previously presented at a symposium will not be considered. Research presented at other conferences will be considered only if the audience was substantially different. A statement specifying the particulars of any previous presentation(s) must be included with the submission.
- In-progress research is permissible for submission to the symposium so long as preliminary data and findings can be discussed and the author plans to have completed the project by the symposium. Prospective research projects are not suitable for this particular symposium.
- Proposal submission implies intent to register for and present at the symposium if accepted. The symposium registration fee will be $75 USD.
- Two Word documents (.doc, .docx) are required for submission:
- Word Document 1: Cover page with author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information (including email address), and ACDA membership number.
- Word Document 2: (A) The title of the presentation (no author names, please); (B) Desired format: research presentation (one or multiple authors), research-informed panel presentation, poster presentation, either research presentation or poster formats, or presentation with demonstration choir; (C) Abstract of 400 words or less (plus citations, if applicable) summarizing the research to be presented. Research-informed panel presentation (45 minutes of total presentation time; proposals for panels must include details of all presentation content; the 400-word limit does not apply to panel proposals).
- The IJRCS Editorial Board will serve as the program committee and will rate each proposal according to relevance, originality, clarity, validity, and interest. The program committee reserves the right to designate accepted proposals for either paper or poster presentation.
- Proposal Deadline: Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
All submissions will be blinded for review by the program committee. Applicants will be notified of the status of their submission via email on or before January 6, 2022.