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Technological Directions in Music Learning

FINAL REMINDER ... the deadline for submitting proposals for the Y2K TDML
conference is fast approaching.  All proposals must be postmarked by
November 1, 1999.

The seventh international Conference on Technological Directions in Music
Learning will be sponsored by the Institute for Music Research at the
University of Texas at San Antonio from January 27th to 29th in San Antonio.
Additional information is provided below ...

Dr. Scott D. Lipscomb
Assistant Director, Assistant Professor, and Undergraduate Advisor of Record
Division of Music
University of Texas at San Antonio
6900 N. Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX  78249
(210) 458-4354
(210) 458-4381 FAX


Announcing the Seventh International
January 27 - 29, 2000
sponsored by The Institute for Music Research, The University of Texas at
San Antonio

The Institute for Music Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio
will host the Seventh International Technological Directions in Music
Learning Conference in San Antonio, TX, January 27 - 29, 2000.  The purpose
of the conference is to share information concerning current applications of
technology in music learning.  The conference will be of interest to music
educators involved in K-12, private studio, or college teaching, music
psychologists, music theorists, composers, and musicologists; as well as
students preparing for any of these professions.  Once again, 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
"think-tank" sessions from previous years for the purpose of outlining 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.

Plan to attend the opening night reception on January 27th from 5:00 to 7:00

The Host
The Institute for Music Research promotes research in music technology and
music psychology by conducting research, hosting conferences, providing
online services, and publishing print and media.  IMR Press publications
include the Handbook of Music Psychology (2nd Ed.), CAIRSS Thesaurus, Young
Band Repertoire Project (audio CDs), Woodwind Fingerings CD-ROM, and
Proceedings I, II, III, IV, V, & VI 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 (dhodges@lonestar.utsa.edu),
for more information about the Institute for Music Research or its

The Conference Hotel
This year's conference will be held in downtown San Antonio at the La Quinta
Inn-Convention Center.  You can take a "virtual tour" of the La Quinta
facilities by pointing your web browser to www.laquinta.com.  La Quinta
provides computer-friendly dataport phones, complimentary light breakfast
daily, in-room entertainment (first-run movies & video games), and an
outdoor swimming pool.  San Antonio International Airport is easily
accessible by SA Trans (approx. $8 per person).  Centrally located in
downtown San Antonio, the hotel is 1 block from the Alamo and only 2 blocks
from San Antonio's Riverwalk.  Other attractions within easy walking
distance include the Alamodome (home of the 1999 NBA Champion San Antonio
Spurs), Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Plaza, La Villita, The
Landing (site of the weekly NPR musical program featuring Jim Cullum's Happy
Jazz Band), IMAX theater, trolley tours, and shops & restaurants of every

La Quinta is offering special Conference nightly room rates of $93 for
singles, doubles, triples, or quads.  To reserve a room, contact the
national reservation center at (800) 531-5900 or the San Antonio location at
(210) 222-9181 by December 26, 1998.  To receive the conference discount,
please provide the following Reservation Number:  0501-26655.

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. Research
papers, demonstrations, lecture-performances, and poster presentations that
describe current uses of technology in music learning at any level are
welcome.  Applicants should submit a two- to three-page proposal postmarked
by November 1, 1999.  The author's name, affiliation, email address, and
mailing address should only appear on a separate cover letter.  The cover
letter should include a list of audio-visual and/or computer equipment
required for the presentation, indicating those items that the author will
supply.  Presentations are limited to 25 minutes in length, allowing time
for questions. Selected 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 proposal 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 Ms. Sandra Rickett at:
srickett@lonestar.utsa.edu or visit our Web site:  http://imr.utsa.edu

How to Register
        To register, individuals should complete the Conference Registration
Form (see reverse) and send it with payment for the total fee to the address
provided on the registration form.  Please feel free to photocopy the
Conference Registration Form and share it with others.  Lodging can be
reserved by contacting the hotel, as described above.  The Conference
Registration Form will not reserve hotel rooms.  The deadline for conference
pre-registration is November 15, 1999.

Technological Directions in Music Learning
Registration Form








Conference Fees (presenter's fee includes one copy of Conference
Pre-registration (postmarked by November 15, 1999)      ($90)

Late registration (postmarked after November 15, 1999)  ($100)

On-site registration    ($120)

Single-day registration ($40)

Student registration (all 3 days) ($45)

Spouse/child of presenter (N/C)

Proceedings     ($15 each)

Total Enclosed:

Plan to attend the opening night reception on January 27th from 5:00 to 7:00
Check and credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, & Discover only) will be
accepted.  Do not send cash. Checks should be made payable to:  Institute
for Music Research, UTSA.  For credit card payment, attendee must provide
all of the following information:

Credit Card type (circle one of the following): MasterCard      Visa

Credit Card Number:

Expiration Date:  _____________________ Signature:

Mail or FAX registration form (and check, if applicable) to:  Ms. Sandra
Rickett, Institute for Music Research, UTSA, 6900 N. Loop 1604 West, San
Antonio, TX   78249-0645  FAX: (210) 458-4381

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