Call for Papers
Society for Research in Music Education
Research Symposium I
University of Kansas
July 5-7, 2007


The Society for Research in Music Education (SRME), with the co-sponsorship
of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, is pleased to
announce its first Research Symposium to be held at the University of
Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, July 5-7, 2007. This symposium is designed as a
forum for the dissemination and discussion of new scholarship relating to
music teaching and learning.  Individuals are invited to submit proposals
for presentation in which they may share new, unpublished research in music
education.  Submissions are invited for EITHER paper presentation OR poster
presentation.  Interested individuals are invited to attend the Symposium
whether or not they present.  Please direct inquiries about the Symposium to
Martin Bergee, Music Education Research Council (MERC) Executive Committee
Chair and Symposium Presider, at

 Those who wish to submit a report for consideration should comply with the


Research submitted for paper presentation must not have been presented at
any other conference or forum, regardless of size or type of audience.  The
paper may have been submitted for publication but must not have appeared in
print prior to the Symposium.


Research submitted for poster presentation must conform to the Code of
Ethics published regularly in the Journal of Research in Music Education
(also available at, in that (a) the paper should not have been
presented at another major conference or other forum; and (b) the paper may
have been submitted for publication but must not have appeared in print in
any forum prior to the Symposium.

Papers presented at other conferences will be considered for poster
presentation if the audience was substantially different (e.g., a state
meeting or a university symposium).  A statement specifying particulars of
presentation must be included with the submission.


1.  The research may be of any type, but a simple review of literature will
not be considered.  Manuscript style of articles representing descriptive or
experimental studies must conform to the most recent edition of the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Authors of
other types of studies may submit manuscripts that conform to the most
recent editions of either A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and
Dissertations (Turabian) or The Chicago Manual of Style.

2.  Only electronic submissions will be considered.  Submit one file
containing the full copy of your report, including an abstract not to exceed
250 words, with no title page.  The full report should contain no clues as
to author identity or institutional affiliation. In the body of the e-mail,
please include the following information: (a) the author's or authors'
names, (b) current position(s) and institutional affiliation(s), (c) mailing
address, telephone number, and e-mail address (submitter only),  (d) the
report's title, (e) the abstract, and (f) specifications of prior
presentation as per Items 1 and 2 above.  Also, in the body of the e-mail,
please specify whether you want your submission to be considered for
SESSION.  The full report with abstract should not exceed 6000 words in
length. Send the file as an attachment in Word Document (.doc) or Portable
Document (.pdf) format.  Other formats will not be accepted.  Incomplete
submissions (e.g., projects in progress, reports without abstracts,
requested information not present in the body of the e-mail, etc.) will be

3.  Correspondence will be sent only to the submitter, and only by e-mail.
The submitter should send the manuscript from the e-mail address he or she
wishes to use for correspondence. You will be notified of receipt of the
manuscript and the reviewers' decision exclusively by e-mail.

4.  Send submissions to Martin Bergee at  Please
use this e-mail address for all correspondence.  Hard-copy submissions will
not be accepted. 

5.  Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Savings
Time, January 2, 2007.  Extensions will not be granted.  If you have not
received confirmation of your manuscript by January 10, please notify Martin
Bergee at the above e-mail address.

6.  A panel of qualified reviewers will screen all submissions.

7.  Submitters will be notified of the reviewers' decision no later than
February 15, 2007.

8.  All presenters and attendees must be members of MENC and must register
for the Symposium online at Information about
Symposium registration, lodging in the Lawrence area, and travel will appear
on this site as the information is finalized.

9.  All participants are expected to attend all sessions on July 6 and 7,
including dinner on July 7.

 An informal reception will be held the evening of Thursday, July 5.  In
addition, all attendees are encouraged to join the Organizing Committee for
a breakfast on Sunday, July 8, at which discussion regarding plans for
future symposia will take place.

A copy of this call can be viewed on MENC's Society for Research in Music
Education page,, under "Announcements."