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Call for Presenters: Ethnomusicology Goes to Middle School, SEM Education Section

Tuesday, May 12, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Society for Ethnomusicology Education Section

Ethnomusicology Goes to Middle School

DEADLINE: August 15, 2015

The Education Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2015 Ethnomusicology Goes to Middle School outreach event scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 as part of the SEM Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. This event brings educators and ethnomusicologists to a local school to share participatory music-making activities from diverse musical cultures with middle school students. Presenters typically share 30-minute lessons on a topic of their expertise with groups of 15-20 students. Potential presenters should submit proposals adhering to the following guidelines. Submissions not adhering to these guidelines will be automatically rejected.


Please send an email with the subject heading "SEM Schools Submission" and attach a PDF or Word document including the following information:

1. Your name, academic affiliation (or independent status), position, and email address. If you are a student, please list your current degree program.

2. A brief explanation of your previous experience in working with K-12 age children.This should not exceed 1 paragraph.

3. Title of presentation, including musical culture that will be presented.

4. A brief description or outline of what you will cover in your presentation, including examples of activities the children will participate in. This should not exceed 2 paragraphs or half a page of outline.

5. A brief list of materials you are interested in using. Please note that while every attempt will be made to secure materials and instruments, not all requests may be granted. You will be notified if particular materials will not be available.

All submissions must be received by midnight, August 15, 2015.

Notification of acceptance will be sent electronically by September 15, 2015.

Send submissions to Sarah Bartolome at sarahbartolome@hotmail.com.

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