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5th Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education Conference
Lilongwe, Malawi
22nd - 27th July 2007

Call for Papers, Workshops and Research Poster
The Organizing Committee of the 5th Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education Conference is seeking proposals for Papers, Workshops and Research Posters. Authors are cordially invited to submit papers according to the conference themes and other guidelines.

Conference theme: Musical Arts Education in Africa

Sub themes:

  • Musical Arts Education and National Consciousness
  • Relationship of Musical Arts Education with Entrepreneurship
  • Music and HIV/AIDS
  • Musical Rights
  • Social/Political Mobilization

Abstract submission deadline 1st December 2006

Other important dates
Acceptance Notified by 1st February 2007
Presenter Registration by 26th March 2007
Presenting authors to register and pay by 26th March 2007

Papers
Category A Paper
Papers are selected based on submitted abstract of up to 250 words. Only the abstracts of Category A papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Presentation time: 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
Submission requirements: Title of paper + 250 word abstract.

Category B Full Paper
Selection will be made on the basis of peer review of the complete paper. Full papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Presentation time: 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
Submission requirements: Title of paper + 250 word abstract + full paper up to 3000 words in length (including graphs, tables, references).

Category C Round-table Paper
This category is for short papers and work in progress. Papers will be grouped around common themes. Discussion time will be built into each session. Only abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Presentation time: 15 minutes
Submission requirements: Title of paper + 250 word abstract.

Workshops
A one or one and a half hour session in which the presenter will involve workshop participants in practical ideas for music learning, teaching and practice.
Submission requirements: Title of workshop + outline of content of up to 250 words. Please also include the name and contact details of a referee who is familiar with your work.

Research Posters
A poster should convey an effective visual summary of research recently completed or in progress. Presenters must be prepared to discuss their work with interested participants during the poster display session. The maximum dimension of a poster is six A4 sheets.
Submission requirements: Title of poster + 250 word abstract.

Format of Submission
Each submission should be prefaced with: "This [paper/workshop/research poster] is submitted for consideration for the 5th Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education Conference, Malawi July 2007". All submissions must include a cover sheet and include the information for the appropriate category. The submission must be in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12 point font, with a left margin of 3cm and all other margins of 2cm, double spacing. Each submission must be forwarded electronically. It is the responsibility of the accepted author to produce and supply their own poster(s).

PASMAE Membership
Please note every presenter is required to:

  • be a PASMAE member. Click here to download membership form
  • register for the conference by contacting Irene Soko
  • be responsible for all expenses including travel, accommodation, conference registration and meals that are not included in the registration. Please ensure that you solicit funds from your institutions.
It will be a condition of acceptance of the paper that a 'consent to publish' and 'copyright transfer' form is submitted. At least one of the named authors must present the paper, should there be co-authors.

Please forward your abstracts and papers to the Secretary General, Irene Soko