CALL FOR RESEARCH POSTER AND PAPER PROPOSALS
Conference: Illinois Music Education Conference, the annual statewide conference of the Illinois Music
Education Association (ILMEA)
Dates: January 24-27, 2018
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
Acceptance Notification: October 10, 2017
Types of Research Considered: Research studies employing qualitative, quantitative, mixed, philosophical,
and historical methodologies will be considered for this session. Submissions of action research studies
completed by music educators in their classrooms and rehearsal halls are encouraged!
Presentation Format: The author(s) of each accepted paper will be expected to be present at the 2018
Illinois Music Education Conference to discuss their project with other music educators during the research
poster presentation, and are encouraged to provide a handout with their abstract and references for
distribution at the session. Traditional posters as well as electronic displays will be permitted. Researchers
choosing to bring electronic media are responsible for providing their own equipment and power
Paper Session: Blind reviewers will select one or two papers from the poster submissions for the “Spotlight
on Research” paper session held during the 2018 Illinois Music Education Conference. Please indicate in
your email or on your cover sheet whether you are submitting for (a) the paper and poster session or (b)
only the poster session.
Submit a summary in an abstract of up to 500 words describing your research submission; please
submit in .pdf or Word format.
Please do not include any identifying information in your abstract file. Instead, save the file with a
descriptive term from your title, without your name or other identifying information, followed by
ILMEA (e.g., SightreadingStudyILMEA.doc).
In the body of an email or on a separate cover sheet, please include your name, institutional
affiliation, address, email, phone number, title of the study, and name of the electronic file.
Send submissions via email attachment to Al Legutki, ILMEA Research Chair at
or Jacki Kelly-McHale, MTE Division Vice President at
Note Regarding Ethics: Papers submitted for the conference must comply with the Code of Ethics as
published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and online (www.nafme.org). Please disclose if
the study has been presented elsewhere.
Notification Timeline: Notification of acceptance will be made to the primary author by October 10, 2017.
Contribution to the entire content of the conference program will be one of the determining factors in the
final selection by blind review. If accepted, the session may be scheduled on any day, at any time, and in
any location as determined by the Conference Planning Committee.