A Call for Papers and Presentations
Music & Physical Disability:
From Instrument to Performance
A Conference and Performance Event
The conference will interleave research papers with demonstrations and talks from instrument makers, teachers, students and other practitioners. We solicit three types of submission: (i) research presentations, (ii) practitioner presentations (which may include disabled musicians, parents, teachers, and professionals working in the field), and (iii) posters.
The conference subject necessarily involves a range of technical, musical, aesthetic, pedagogic, social and medical issues. Submissions may be on any subject that is directly relevant to the conference topic. Reflecting this, it is expected that submissions might address:
- The adaptation of traditional instruments
- Accessible digital musical instruments
- The quality and form of electronic instruments, and their potential for virtuosity
- Range, types and advances in sensor technologies
- Human-computer interaction studies
- Performance studies, and how they relate to people with physical disabilities
- Pedagogical approaches to working with young people with a disability
- Pedagogical practices and related issues in musical learning in different age groups
- Assessment of learning processes, and forms of accreditation
- Musical learning issues for young people with a physical impairment
- Early experiences with music, and their consequences
- Principles of social justice with respect to the barriers and opportunities for musical performance by people with physical disabilities.
- Inclusion issues for disabled career musicians
- Using the forms available at www.ohmi.org.uk/submissions.html, abstracts of maximum 500 words should be submitted by March 31st 2018
- As requested on the form, it is essential that each submission state the name of author, contact details, and affiliation (if any).
- Research papers and posters will be selected through a single blind peer review process
- Practitioner presentations and posters will be selected by a review panel
- The programme committee reserves the right to make final decisions about presentation format (talk or poster)
- Review criteria will be: relevance to the conference subject, originality, clarity, academic rigour (for research papers), and coherence.
- Each presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Submissions must be received by March 31st 2018.
Acceptance notifications will be on May 31st.
All selected abstracts will be published in the conference programme. Authors confirm their agreement by submitting their abstract. Following the conference, accepted authors and presenters may be invited to submit papers for publication in an edited book.
Registration date will be announced very soon.
Queries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org