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Call for Papers

Announcing the Fifth International
January 29 - 31, 1998
sponsored by
The Institute for Music Research
The University of Texas at San Antonio


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        The Institute for Music Research at the University of Texas at San
Antonio is hosting the Fifth International Technological Directions in
Music Learning Conference in San Antonio, TX, January 29 - 31, 1998.  The
purpose of the conference is to share information concerning current
applications of technology in music learning.  The conference should be of
interest to music educators involved in K-12, private studio, or college
teaching, music psychologists, music theorists, composers, musicologists;
as well as students preparing for any of these professions.  The final
day of the conference will feature a closing session in which all
participants will collaborate in an effort to design strategies for
integrating technology in music learning.  This session will build upon
ideas offered in last year's "think-tank" session for the purpose of
explicating both short-term and long-term goals for integrating technology
into the music curriculum as a means of facilitating instructor
capabilities and to improve the educational experience for students.

The Host

        The Institute for Music Research promotes research in music
technology and music psychology.  The Institute is involved in conducting
research, hosting conferences, providing online services, and publishing
print and media.  IMR Press publications include Handbook of Music
Psychology, 2nd Ed., CAIRSS Thesaurus, Handbook of Computer Technology for
Musicians, and Proceedings I, II, III, and IV from previous Technological
Directions conferences.  The Institute is a part of the University of
Texas at San Antonio, one of the most rapidly growing universities in the
United States.  The Division of Music has been noted for its history of
developing computer programs and utilizing technology to enhance music
learning.  The Division offers the BM degree in performance, education,
music marketing, or composition and the MM degree in performance or
education.  Contact the director of the Institute, Dr. Donald Hodges, for
more information about the Institute for Music Research or its

The Conference Hotel

        The Conference will be held at the Omni San Antonio, which is
conveniently located 10 minutes from the San Antonio River Walk and the
San Antonio International Airport.  It is also close to UTSA and the
Fiesta Texas and Sea World theme parks.  The Omni is part of the
Colonnade, a collection of tasteful restaurants and shops.  Besides a
spectacular view of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country, the Omni
offers free parking, free airport transportation, two restaurants, a lobby
bar, a health club, indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzi (bring your
swimsuit), a lap pool, a sauna, and racquetball.  The Omni is offering
special Conference nightly room rates of $86 for singles or doubles, $96
for triples or quads.  To reserve a room, contact the Omni by January 10,
1997 at (210) 691-8888.

Call for Proposals

        The conference program committee invites the submission of
proposals for presentations of research and creative projects concerning
the application of music technology/computers in music learning.
Demonstrations, workshops, discussions, research papers, and
lecture-performances that describe current uses of technology in music
learning at any level are welcome.  Applicants should submit a two- to
three-page abstract postmarked by November 17, 1997 to the Conference
Chair.  The author's name, affiliation , and mailing address should appear
only on a separate cover letter.  The cover letter should include a list
of audio-visual and computer equipment for the presentation, indicating
those items that the author will supply.  Presentations are limited to 25
minutes in length, allowing time for questions. The conference papers will
be published in a book of proceedings that will be made available to
presenters.  Other attendees and interested parties may purchase the
conference proceedings for a cost of $15 each.  English is the official
language of the conference.  Presenters will be expected to register for
the conference.  The cover letter and three copies of the abstract should
be sent to the conference chair:

Dr. Scott D. Lipscomb, Conference Chair
Institute for Music Research
Division of Music, UTSA
6900 N. Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX   78249-0645
FAX:  (210) 458-4381

for additional conference information, contact Sandra Rickett at:
        or visit our Web site:  http://imr.utsa.edu

How to Register

        To register, individuals should complete the Conference
Registration Form below and send it with a check for the total fee to the
Conference Chair.  Please photocopy the Conference Registration Form and
share it with others.  Lodging may be reserved by contacting the hotel.
The Conference Registration Form will not reserve hotel rooms.  The
deadline for pre-registration is November 30, 1997.

Registration Form

Name:  _______________________________________________________________

Institution/Organization:  ___________________________________________

Address:  ____________________________________________________________

City:  _________________________        State:  ______  Zip:  ________

email:____________________________      FAX:    ______________________

Are you interested in participating in the final day's "think-tank"?

Yes, as an observer only        ___________

Yes, and I would like to make a 10-minute presentation concerning the
following topic:

(Think-tank presenters will be contacted prior to the meeting.)

No, I will not be present at the think-tank     _____________

Conference Fees

Pre-registration (post marked by Nov. 30, 1997)         ($90)   _______
        (presenter's fee includes proceedings)

Late registration (post marked after Nov. 30, 1997)     ($100)  _______

On-site registration                                    ($105)  _______

Single-day registration                                 ($40)   _______

Student registration (3 days)                           ($45)   _______

Spouse/child of presenter                               (NC)    _______

Proceedings                                     ($15 each)      _______

                                                Total enclosed  _______

Checks should be payable to:  Institute for Music Research, UTSA

Mail registration form and check to:  Sandra Rickett, Institute for Music
Research, UTSA, 6900 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, TX 78249-0645