Call for Presentations/Papers: the ICIME Planning Committee is now accepting paper and presentation proposals

Ithaca Conference on Instrumental Music Education


June 29, 30, July 1, 2014 Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

The Conference Planning Committee proposes a guest presentation in which the chosen participants address the challenge of preparing the instrumental music educator in the 21st Century. It is co-sponsored by CBDNA, the Paynter Foundation and Ithaca College.

This hour-long presentation can be philosophical, historical, practical, research-based, field- based, hands-on, lecture-discussion or multi-dimensional.

This call is open to all members of the scholarly community and not limited to members of CBDNA. Materials must be submitted electronically in any standard style format. Include the following information in the body of the electronic mail message: Name, address, telephone, affiliation, and email address for further communication. The CBDNA Music Education Committee will select the presentation in a blind format. Criteria for presentation will be the extent to which the chosen topic contributes toward improving instrumental music education. Completed papers must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., January 15, 2014. Acknowledgement (by January 25) and notification (by February 24) will be sent via return email. Chosen respondents are responsible for all travel expenses however their conference fee will be waived.

Submissions should be submitted electronically to Mark Fonder:

For further information contact Mark Fonder at 607-274-1563 or

The Conference Planning Committee is planning several activities of interest for conference attendees, including keynote speakers, scholarly papers, a rehearsal masterclass featuring the Ithaca High School Band, and several panels. Guest presenters will include Chris Azzara, Carolyn Barber, Bill Bauer, Frank Battisti, Robert Duke, Craig Kirchoff, Elizabeth Jackson, Larry Livingston, Doug Orzolek, Karl Paulnack, Scott Shuler, Evan Tobias and others.

Country Inn and Suites has preferred rates for the conference: $139 per night including breakfast. Local attractions include many natural gorges and waterfalls, wine trails, and the Finger Lakes.