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.
The Sempre Seminars are an exciting new initiative to broaden the reach of Sempre into universities. This initiative involves Sempre sponsoring relevant seminars within existing seminar series, covering the attendance costs of a speaker with relevant research interests, and, where possible, sending a Sempre representative to introduce the event.
This article is based on a report sponsored by SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research) in response to government policy to phase out small grant funding.
Sempre and SAGE are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Kathryn Marsh, University of Sydney, Australia, will be taking over the Editorship of Research Studies in Music Education from Professor Margaret Barrett.