The information and examples provided on this set of pages describing APA citation style are based on the 6th (2010) edition of the Manual. A newer 7th edition is now published and available at many of our libraries across campus. The new APA 7th edition guide is now available.
Style guides can guide you though how to cite most resources, but some materials will just not fit into the template provided by APA.
Symposia proceedings are one of those weird publications that will require you to add or subtract information from the template in order to provide a good citation.
Important elements to consider when you are citing a resource that doesn't quite fit the template are:
Contributor, A. A. (year, month). Title of contribution. In Title of Symposium. Symposium conducted at [details of hosting and location].
Bresler, L. (2005, April). What musicianship can teach educational research. In the Fourth International Conference for Research in Music Education. Symposium conducted at the University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom.
Proceedings published in book form
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of paper. In Author A. A., Author B. B., & Author C. C. (Eds.), Title of work (pp. xxx-xxx). doi:##########.
Rosevear, J. C. (2011). Self-concept and music: making waves in education. In Making Sound Waves: diversity, unity, equity (pp. 113-117).
From the Music Citation Guide
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