Call for Papers ("Scott D. Lipscomb" )

Subject: Call for Papers
From:    "Scott D. Lipscomb"  <lipscomb(at)>
Date:    Mon, 22 Sep 1997 17:24:43 -0500

Announcing the Fifth International TECHNOLOGICAL DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC LEARNING Conference January 29 - 31, 1998 sponsored by The Institute for Music Research The University of Texas at San Antonio ************************************************* Information also available on-line at: ************************************************* 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 publications. 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: srickett(at) or visit our Web site: 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

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