Please join us at TMEA for the Research/Best Practice poster session and presentations on April 6th in Belmont C. We have a full day of research and best practices to share! Also, do not forget about the SMTE Luncheon on April 7th in Magnolia A. I look forward to seeing you there!
The first TN SMTE Symposium will be held on September 17th, 2016 in the Wright Music Building on the campus of MTSU. If you are a music teacher educator, graduate student in music education either master or doctoral level, a music education supervisor, or in-service music educator wanting to learn more and contribute to the are of music teacher education, please join us! There is no fee for the symposium, but registration is needed for an accurate headcount for lunch. Lunch cost will be forthcoming.
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Address
Welcome: Dr. Jamila L. McWhirter, MTSU
TMEA SMTE/Research Chair
Keynote: Dr. Linda Thompson, Lee University
SMTE Past Chair
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Chat
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Music Makes Us Initiative
Presenter: Dr. Laurie Schell
Music Makes Us Director
Metro Nashville Schools
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Chat
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Music Makes Us Working Session
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch at The Boulevard
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. New Tennessee State Music Standards
Presenter: Dr. Eric Branscome, APSU
Tennessee Music Standards Revision Committee
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Coffee Chat
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. What Works
Facilitator: Dr. Jamila L. McWhirter, MTSU
Formal time of sharing from members of ideas, strategies, assessments,
techniques, and innovations which are effectively being used in their music
teacher education courses.
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Wrap-Up/ Closing Remarks
The Tennessee Music Education Association will sponsor a research and best practice poster session at its professional development conference at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN, April 5th–8th, 2017. In-service teachers, graduate students, and university faculty are encouraged to submit for consideration for the poster session or possible presentation.
Research – Research may be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. Research should be completed and related to music teaching and learning. In-service teachers conducting action research in their classrooms are encouraged to submit these projects for consideration.
Best Practice – Best Practice submissions should describe programs or practices that are effectively meeting important goals in music education. Proposals should include a specific justification and/or rationale for the program or practice, and a description of the context in which it has been implemented.
All submissions must meet the Code of Ethics published in the Journal of Research in Music Education. Submissions will only be accepted through the following form: