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The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy is pleased to announce the Call for Research and General Pedagogy Poster Sessions for NCKP 2019 in Lombard, Illinois on July 24-27, 2019. Submissions are invited from professional educators, researchers, and college students in the field of piano pedagogy and all related disciplines.

Deadline for Submission: April 15, 2019 at 11:59PM Pacific Time
Results of selected posters will be announced via email on or before May 15, 2019.

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Research Posters
We welcome proposals that reports research consisting of a clearly articulated research question and appropriate methodology. All aspects of keyboard pedagogy, music teaching, music learning and related subjects will be considered. Reviews of empirical literature related to music and music learning that yield new insights into the discipline will also be considered. Reviews should include descriptions of findings from a substantial number of original sources found in the research literature. If reviewing the topic of performance anxiety, for example, the author would analyze published peer-reviewed empirical research that systematically measured, evaluated and reported on anxiety-coping techniques in subject populations. Presenters are encouraged to summarize how these research findings could be applied to pedagogical and performance practice.

General Pedagogy Posters
We invite proposals relating to, but not limited to, fundamental pedagogy, inclusive teaching, wellness, composition, improvisation, collegiate pedagogy, research, young professionals, technology, collaborative performance, independent music teaching, early childhood education, teaching adults, career development, community engagement and all interdisciplinary subjects as they relate to the field of piano education. Please note that session proposals that are commercial in nature are not eligible for review.


Selected Poster Presenters
Each presenter will prepare a poster approximately 30" x 40" that describes the research or literature review. At the discretion and expense of poster presenters, one-page abstracts may be distributed as handouts for both research reports and literature reviews. 50-75 copies are suggested. Abstracts will also be made available in digital form on the NCKP website during and after the conference.

Research Awards
A jury chosen by the NCKP Research Committee will adjudicate poster presentations during the conference. Awards of recognition for outstanding professional research and outstanding student research will be presented at the close of the conference. The jury will evaluate research based on the following criteria: significance, relevance, research design, rigor, quality of presentation, and impact on current practices in music teaching and learning.

Conference Registration and Fees
Selected poster presenters must register for NCKP 2019 and be available during the research poster sessionss on Thursday and Friday of the NCKP Conference to discuss their findings with attendees. Individuals selected to present may attend the entire conference at a discounted rate. Those not selected will be informed in time to register at the early-registration rate.

Materials Required for Submission

  • Research poster propolsals must include an abstract of approximately 750 words that provides a concise, yet thorough summary of the research. Submissions for literature reviews should be in the form a 750-word abstract with an accompanying completed bibliography
  • General Pedagogy posters proposals must include a abstract of no more than 350 words telling what the poster will represent: *
  • A single graphic representation of the poster. pdf, doc, docx, jpeg, or png files are accepted
  • A list of current positions and institutional affiliations of presenter(s)
  • Presenter bio(s) (35-50 words)
  • Presenter headshot photos (color, 300dpi resolution or greater)