The Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (Sempre) was founded in 1972, growing out of the Reading Conferences on Research in Music Education that were started in 1966 by Arnold Bentley. Originally known as the 'Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education' ('SRPMME'), Sempre remains to this day the only society which embraces research in both music education and music psychology, providing an international forum to encourage the exchange of ideas and to disseminate research findings.
About the Sempre Committee
The Sempre committee comprises key postholders (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Conference Secretary, Marketing and Development Officer, Membership Secretary, Electronic Media Officer, Student Representatives), a small number of other senior research academics and the Editor of the SEMPRE journal Psychology of Music. Formal minutes are kept by the Sempre administrator.
In addition to our two journals, Psychology of Music and Research Studies in Music Education, Sempre has signed an agreement with Routledge to promote the latest research to a wider audience on popular topical themes under the heading Sempre Studies in the Psychology of Music, the first such series of its type internationally.