CALL FOR 2020 NATIONAL STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITIONS
Canadian Music Educators’ Association/
L’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs
* Kenneth Bray Undergraduate Essay Competition *
* Dr. Franklin Churchley Graduate Essay Competition *
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all Canadian undergraduate and graduate students studying worldwide and also to foreign students studying in Canadian universities. Competitors may only submit one essay.
The topic will be of the student’s choice, but it must be relevant to current or evolving music education practices or issues.
Essays are accepted in either English or French. Essays must be typed, double spaced, and conform to standard APA 6th edition style.
Essays will be reviewed based upon the following:
4000 word limit, including abstract and references
50-100 word abstract summarizing content
Introduction to the topic and thesis position
Literature and content
Context related to music education
Understanding of the issues and concepts; creative thought
Conclusion and summary
APA 6th edition citations and referencing
The competitions will be judged in a blind review process by nationally recognized scholars in the field of music education. To avoid conflicts, reviewers will be selected after the entries have been received. Reviewers will be announced with the winners.
Submissions must be received electronically on or before MAY 1, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted. In order to facilitate a blind review process, applicants are required to include three Word file electronic attachments.
File #1 is a cover page including:
the name of the author
name the competition to which you are applying (e.g., Kenneth Bray Undergraduate Competition)
permanent home address
permanent email address
File name example: Kennedy Cover Page
File # 2 is an abstract followed by the essay:
Page 1: 50-100 word abstract summarizing the essay content
Page 2: begin the essay
File name example: Kennedy Undergraduate Essay
File # 3 is a letter from a faculty member:
Verify university affiliation and current student status
File name example: Kennedy Faculty Letter
No identifying content within the body of the text is allowed with respect to either author or institution. Essays must be the student’s own work but may be vetted through faculty at the request of the author. Winning essays may be published by the CMEA in the Canadian Music Educator. Winners in each category will receive a cash award.
EMAIL ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS TO:
Dr. Francine Morin, Chair
CMEA/ACME National Student Essay Competitions
Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Faculty of Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Telephone: (204) 474-9015
DEADLINE MAY 1, 2020
PAST AWARD WINNERS
For more information please contact:
Dr. Francine Morin firstname.lastname@example.org