Follow this link to complete the online proposal form.
WMTA Conference Session Proposal Online Form

Submission are due by February 1st, 2017.

The WMTA Conference committee requests the submission of proposals for the annual WMTA Conference. The Annual WMTA Conference will provide opportunities for music educators to share knowledge and experiences concerning all aspects of music and music teaching.

There are two types of presentations:

Research Papers–projects that focus on a clearly articulated research question or hypothesis and a clear and appropriate methodology.  Research reports dealing with any aspect of music, music teaching, music learning or related subject areas are welcome.

Studio/Pedagogy Projects–demonstrate interesting and creative ways of teaching music skills such as harmonization, sight playing, composition, music history, technology, theory, ensemble/chamber music instruction/performance, music instruction for young children and so forth.  Topics related to professional studio management/development for independent music teachers will also be considered.  A studio or pedagogy project should answer the following questions:

What is the specific musical skill to be taught?

How is the topic introduced during the lesson or take-home assignment?

What type of projects do you assign to encourage the instruction of these skills?

How do you assess the students’ understanding of the topic?

How does this relate to and/or prepare a successful performance?

How does this new knowledge or information transfer to the next piece?

General Information

One session per topic will be held at the conference.

Lengths of presentations are generally 50-75 min. including introduction, closing and Q & A.

Notification letters/forms will be sent to the first author listed on the proposal.

Submission Procedure for All Papers and Projects

Selected Presenters

If you are chosen as a presenter, you will be contacted by March 1st, 2017.

WMTA pays an honorarium to chosen presenters after conference.

Travel expenses, room, board, registration fees and so on are the responsibility of the presenter.

Presenters must register for the WMTA Conference.

Abstracts and reports will not be returned.

Questions may be addressed to Gail Heywood at