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CMS Technology Initiative Award

The College Music Society is pleased to announce the inauguration of the CMS Technology Initiative Award. The Award of $500 will be given annually to an active CMS member who has demonstrated exceptional initiative in integrating technology in college music instruction, preparing students to practice musicianship and scholarship within a community that is increasingly dependent on technology, and providing a model of effective practice to education, industry, and the public at large.

Criteria for the Award

  • Originality in the use of technology for support of college music instruction
  • Impact on effectiveness for student learning as demonstrated by documentation
  • Provides a model for effective practice that can be replicated in other education settings
  • Uses readily available technology solutions
  • Evidence that the technology prepares students to practice musicianship and scholarship within a community that is increasingly dependent on technology

Criteria for Applicant

  • Current member of CMS; may only receive the award once.
  • Winner will be recognized at the Annual Meeting of The Society during the conference.
  • Winner must (1) write an article for the CMS newsletter about the project and (2) provide a video of the project in action for the CMS website. The winner is strongly encouraged to also attend the National Conference and offer a Showcase presentation on their award winning work.

Application Consists of the Following:

  • Name, institution, teaching responsibilities on cover page
  • Brief description of past involvement with technology in the music profession including CMS/ATMI conferences and related activity
  • Project title
  • Two-page description of project
  • Some form of a multimedia presentation (video, PowerPoint, other) to demonstrate technology and project in action
  • Examples of student work to support effectiveness
  • Two letters of support from colleagues, submitted directly to the committee

Submission:
Materials must be submitted in a ZIP file, sent by email, or other format to:

Peter R. Webster
Chair of the CMS Instructional Technology and Information Services Committee
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
pwebster@northwestern.edu

Deadline and Process for Review

  • Timeline: Award applications are due September 2, 2011.
  • The CMS Instructional Technology and Information Services Committee will serve as the review committee for the award.
  • The award winner receives a $500 prize and is recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Society.
  • Committee reserves the right to award honorable mentions to participants.
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