new voice educators' symposium | February 11th and 12th, 2010
CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONThe Indiana University Student NATS chapter extends an invitation to join us for the 7th Annual New Voice Educators Symposium. The Symposium is designed to provide a forum for information and discussion about vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal literature, and any other related subjects. Our mission is to provide new and future teachers of singing the opportunity to present academic papers in a formal, yet friendly atmosphere.
Who is eligible to present?
Any person currently pursuing a degree in voice or a voice-related field OR any college/university-employed voice teachers with less than five years of full-time, collegiate teaching experience.
How long should my presentation be?
Presentations should be 25-30 minutes total, with 10 minutes for questions/discussion included. Petitions for additional time will be considered.
What if I’ve never presented an academic paper in this kind of setting before?
We are here to promote and encourage research in voice-related topics and to provide an environment for younger, less experienced presenters. If you've never presented before, this is the perfect opportunity. When is my paper abstract due? Applicants should send an abstract of approximately 200 words outlining their presentations by January 7, 2011.
How and by whom will the presenters be chosen?
Submissions will be chosen by a committee of Indiana University Student NATS members under the guidance of our faculty advisor, Dr. Brian Horne. Criteria for selection may include evidence of a high degree of scholarship and research, relevance to singing or the teaching of singing, and variety of topic.
Are there any costs involved?
Admission to the two-day Symposium is free. Travel is at each individual’s expense. Please refer to http://www.indiana.edu/~iusnats/ for information regarding travel to Bloomington.
Are there any additional activities?
Yes. A banquet will be held to give all Symposium participants the opportunity to socialize and network. In addition, the IU Opera Theater will present Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi in a double bill on both Friday and Saturday nights. Ticket information can be found at http://www.music.indiana.edu/opera/
Questions and submissions:
Questions and abstract submissions may be sent to:
IU Student NATS Co-Chair, 2011
New Voice Educators Symposium
We hope to see you in Bloomington this February!