Pre-Conference Seminar for Students and Young Professionals
Call for Proposals:
Current or recently graduated piano students and young professionals are encouraged to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Pre-Conference Seminar on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The selected seven-minute presentations will address the subject “How to Make the Most of Graduate School.”
Presenters might consider the following suggestions as examples of potential topics: taking particular courses for career development; carving out a professional niche while still a student; gaining professional experience that will set you apart during job searches; or developing a research agenda. We are seeking proposals that focus on a particular area rather than a broad overview of graduate school experience.
Proposals should include a 250-word essay describing their answer to the question. Please include a short bio (maximum of 50 words) with the essay.
Presentations will last six minutes followed by a one-minute question and answer period.
Each proposal should include the following:
- a 250-word essay
- the presenter's name, 50-word bio, email address, and university affiliation, if applicable
Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for selected presenters and any current pedagogy students and young professionals who are attending the pre-conference seminar.