The National Collegiate Choral Organization
7th Biennial National Conference

Call has Closed
This call has closed. Please see the Selected Presenters section of the conference page to learn which applications were selected.

Call for Poster Sessions

The Choral Scholar (TCS) invites submissions for a poster session at the 2017 National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). By providing a forum for scholars to present new ideas and topics, the sponsors of the poster session hope to encourage new research and dialogue, possibly leading to future publication.


Any topic directly relating to choral music is acceptable; however, it is recommended that topics be directed to a college/ university audience. Research that has been presented elsewhere (in print or otherwise) must clearly state where and when it has appeared. Material currently out for review must be identified as well.


Applicants accepted for the poster session will be expected to prepare a large-scale poster containing text and graphics illustrating the main points of their research. During the session, applicants will stand with their poster and engage in conversation with conference attendees. Handouts are acceptable, but not required. Some applicants will be invited to give a brief (5–10 minute) oral presentation at the beginning of the poster session. Computer projection and audio playback will be provided for the oral presentations only. Other multimedia aspects of posters (iPad, laptop, etc.) must be provided by applicants (who will responsible for locating power supply and ensuring the safety of their personal property).

To Apply

All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board of TCS and select others. Each applicant should submit:

  1. 300–500 word abstract. Abstracts might include a partial bibliography or description of the poster layout, where applicable
  2. Short biographical sketch of the applicant, including prior publications and presentations, not to exceed 300 words

Possible Outcomes: The following are possible results for each applicant:

  • Not accepted
  • Additional materials or clarification requested
  • Accepted for poster session
  • Accepted for poster session with 5–10 minute oral presentation

Deadline: All materials must be submitted by April 15, 2017, 11:59p CST.

Notification: Results will be announced by June 1, 2017.