Sessions and Presenters


Dear OAKE Members and Colleagues,

We are enthusiastically preparing for the 49th Annual OAKE National Conference to be held in Jacksonville, FL, March 16-19, 2023. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate nearly 50 years of national conferences!

The theme of the upcoming conference is “Kodály for a Bold New World” and we invite you to share your expertise and submit proposals for sessions, demonstrations, and/or papers that relate to the following:

  • Bright Ideas: Lessons for music classrooms inspired by Kodály and other active music making approaches
  • Fearless Allyship: Advocating for all students
  • Bold Moves: Technology & Educational Trends
  • Adventures in Folk Music: Folk songs and research
  • Dare to Care: Self-care for teachers and/or students
  • Confident Musicians: Musicianship Skills for teachers and students

The National Conference Committee will develop a balanced program related to this year’s theme and including but not limited to: musicianship, pedagogy, literacy, choral and instrumental applications; music from many cultures; special education applications; brain and cognitive development; vocology; elementary, middle school, high school, and beyond.

All proposal forms for the 2023 OAKE National Conference must be submitted online by May 1, 2022.

Thank you for all that you do to further Kodály’s philosophy, and to educate and inspire children every day!

Warm regards,
Aileen Miracle, Rebecca Juarez, and Lindsey Schroder, OAKE Conference Chairs


Proposals are due by 11:59 PM (PDT), MAY 1, 2022




The Organization of American Kodály Educators will sponsor a research poster session at its national conference in Jacksonville, FL, March 16-19, 2023. Research projects dealing with topics such as singing, composition, improvisation, developing music literacy skills, folk music research, and history and philosophy of the Kodály method are requested.

A poster presentation format will be used. The author(s) of each paper accepted must be an OAKE member and be present at the conference poster session to discuss the research project with interested music educators. The author must also supply copies of an abstract as well as the completed paper (a link to an electronic version of these via QR code or web link is acceptable).

The following guidelines will be in effect for the paper selection process:

  1. Submit one electronic copy (either as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file) of an abstract (3-page maximum including references), in 12-point font, single-spaced, for use in the selection process. The abstract should deal with each of the following when applicable: (a) purpose(s) of the research; (b) theoretical framework or background for the research; (c) methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry; (d) data sources of evidence; (e) results; (f) conclusions; (g) importance of the study and recommendations for future research.
  2. The author’s name, institutional affiliation, and address (including email) should appear only on a separate cover page.
  3. Papers submitted for the conference must comply with the “Code of Ethics” published in each issue of the Journal of Research in Music Education.
  4. Submissions must be submitted by November 1, 2022.

A qualified panel of reviewers will read the abstracts submitted. Notification will be mailed by December 15, 2022. Abstracts will not be returned.


Proposals are due by 11:59 PM (PDT), NOVEMBER 1, 2022