Call for student papers, York
Deadline 7 April
The International Centre for Community Music at York St John University in collaboration with Sound Sense is calling for student papers
07 Apr 2015
Themes The First National Community Music Student Research Conference will be on Thursday 25 June 2015 in York. This one-day event will provide a focused environment for students currently or recently engaged in research around the following themes:
Music and inclusivity
Music, participation, and social justice Music, participation and cultural democracy Music, participation, power, and knowledge.
Who is eligible The event is open for undergraduates, masters, and doctoral students and their supervisors. Participation and paper contributions will also be welcomed from those who have recently graduated and who may not currently be enrolled in education.
Observers are also welcome.
Types of paper eligible The organising committee invites submissions of papers (abstracts at this stage, not the full paper) through either of two pathways:
Full research papers that contain the theoretical framework, research design, and data analysis Descriptive papers that need not address the full elements of a research paper but nevertheless make a contribution to knowledge:
these could include, for example, project reports that describe approaches to practice or impact on participants.
How to submit your abstract Your submission should be a single Word document containing an abstract of between 400 and 600 words; with six keywords; short biography (150 words); institutional affiliation and current student/graduate status; and an indication of whether your paper will follow pathway 1 or pathway 2. If you expect to include a creative or performative element in your paper, this should highlighted in the abstract. Please specify any IT technical requirements you expect presentation of your paper to need. If your abstract is accepted the organisers will tell you what length your finished paper should be.
Further exposure for your ideas The organisers want to promote the work of as many students as possible, through all these routes:
some papers will be presented on the day of the conference all papers accepted will be made available on the conference website.
some presenters will be invited to submit a completed article to the International Journal of Community Music. which will feature a selection for a focused issue celebrating UK student research other papers will be selected for publication in Sounding Board, the UK community music journal. (Both journals will be available at the ISME community music seminar in Edinburgh, July 2016.)
Where to submit Deadline for abstract submission: 7 April; E: IJCM@yorksj.ac.uk You will be notified of the organisers’ decision on your abstract: 2 April If you have any queries, please contact Lee Higgins E: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathryn Deane E: email@example.com
Conference details Fee £20 including lunch. Keynote speakers include Kathryn Deane from Sound Sense; other speakers to be confirmed.