Research and Best Practice
• Research, regardless of paradigm (i.e., Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods) that is either completed or in-progress on any topic relating to music teaching and learning will be considered. Research in related areas (e.g., theory or history) will also be considered if a significant connection to teaching and learning processes is evident. In-service teachers conducting action research in their classrooms are encouraged to submit these projects for consideration.
• Best Practice submissions should describe programs or practices that are effectively meeting important goals in music education (e.g., instructional strategies, assessment, innovative curriculum design, etc.). Proposals should include a specific justification and/or rationale for the program or practice, and a description of the context in which it has been implemented.