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IVA Call for Presentations

Proposals for the IVA conference and teacher summit research segments are permanently open so there is no official deadline, but presenters for each event will be selected and contacted no less than one month before the event. We are currently only open to proposals for 15-20min research overview presentations.

Upcoming Events

  • Singing Teachers Sumitt - November 11 and 12, 2023

Early researchers and Established researchers are invited to submit proposals on topics relating to the teaching of singing, including but not limited to any of the following topics:

  • Vocal Education
  • Voice Pedagogy
  • Voice Science
  • Teaching
  • Stylistic considerations for singers
  • Musical education for singers
  • Singing in the community/ Singing for health
  • Vocal learning/ Neuroscience of singing
  • Music Performance Anxiety
  • Complementary skills and education (for example, Alexander technique)

Presentation Information

  • 15-20 minute Research overview Presentation: To be delivered live online or pre-recorded. Please explain the brief details of your research, your findings and discussion on the relevancy and potential impact to singing teachers. Your audience will primarily be voice teachers looking for practical conclusions that can enhance their practice.
  • 60-minute Presentation: To be delivered live online or in-person (pre-recorded presentations will not be accepted). Expected to be an in-depth presentation on your topic which includes a practical element. Your audience will primarily be voice teachers looking for practical conclusions that can enhance their practice. We encourage attendees at our conferences to participate fully in classes. 

The following will be required as part of your proposal application:

  • A high-resolution photo of the presenter/ presenters
  • A professional bio of the presenter for use in marketing materials
  • Contact information
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation overview (75 words maximum): This will be used for class descriptions in schedules and marketing materials.
  • Full Presentation description (250-450 words): Please include a brief background/ justification of the importance of the topic, learning objectives for what participants should take away at the end of the session, an outline of what will be presented and the format of your presentation (lecture/ discussion/ case studies/ audience participation etc.). A PDF can also be submitted.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated with consideration of the following:

  • The topic will be especially relevant to voice teachers and/or applicable to their work
  • Work that furthers the voice teacher field may also be of interest
  • We are interested in presentations that are applicable to a range of levels of voice teacher experience: Emerging (0-5 years of practice and/or knowledge), Established (5-15 years of practice and/or knowledge) and Experienced (over 15 years of practice and/or knowledge).
  • How the material will be presented. The preference is for presentations that engage participants and include opportunities for application of theory and concepts.

Submit your proposal