ASTA 2020 Speaker Center

2020 Call for Proposals NOW CLOSED
Proposal decisions have been sent by email in August 2019

Research Poster Session Submissions Now OPEN. Deadline October 15, 2019

2020 Speaker Agreement Form Due September 12, 2019
2020 Demo Group Form              Due January 10, 2020
Minor Photo Release Form

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All session presenters, and research poster presenters must be current ASTA members when submitting the proposal and at the time of the presentation. Renew or Join Today HERE.

All applications must be complete to receive full consideration. Applications not meeting the guidelines will be rejected. 

Music Industry Showcases - limited availability
These sessions are for promotion of commercial products and services. These sessions give you the opportunity to launch new products, market directly to a focused group for a one-hour block, and provide increased visibility for your product or service. Showcases are available for purchase on a first come, first served basis and available to members of the String Industry Council exhibiting at the conference.
Members: please contact your company representative to have them reserve the showcase slot. 
Company representatives: please contact Susan Hoopes at or use the exhibitor prospects contract to reserve your slot. 

Research Poster Sessions – Proposals will be accepted through October 15, 2019
This poster session is open to reports of research projects involving any aspect of string playing and teaching, including those that are philosophical, theoretical, or historical in nature, as well as reports that are qualitative and quantitative in design. We are accepting reports of research conducted by undergraduate students, graduate students, university faculty, and practicing teachers in public or private schools or studios. Submission procedures: All submissions must meet the Code of Ethics published in the Journal of Research in Music Education (also available at and should not have been published prior to the conference. Papers presented at other conferences will be considered for poster presentation if the audience was substantially different (e.g., a state meeting or a university symposium). A statement specifying particulars of presentation must be included with the submission. Submissions may take the form of a full paper or a 500-word Abstract that outlines the problem, procedures, and results of the research. You must be a member of the American String Teachers Association (at time of submission and presentation). If accepted, the primary or a listed co-researcher must register for and attend the conference to present the poster. Presenters will be expected to bring 25 copies of their abstract and two copies of the completed report to the session. Because these submissions are reviewed in a blind, peer-review process, please do not include your name or any identifying markings anywhere in the paper and abstract you are submitting. 

*All session and research proposals must be submitted through this online collection process. Any proposals sent in any other format will not be considered. 

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