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.
Applications are invited for the Editor of Psychology of Music, 2017-2021
Psychology of Music is a peer-reviewed journal published in print six times a year, and receives a large number of submissions across a broad range of disciplines related to the scientific understanding of psychological aspects of music. This includes research on listening, performing, creating, memorising, analysing, describing, learning, and teaching, as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies.
Impact (Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters, 2015)
- Impact Factor: 2.173
- Now ranked 15/76 in Psychology, Applied
- 13/55 in Psychology, Educational
- 35/85 in Psychology, Experimental
Sempre is glad to receive another special 'Thank You' from Arthur Gill and all his SEN students, in Pakistan.
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.
Researching Music - Education - Technology (MET2016)
14–15 March 2016
- venue: Senate House, University of London
- chairs: Dr Evangelos Himonides, UCL & Dr Andrew King, University of Hull
- Registration fee: GBP60 (SEMPRE student members, and unwaged participants), GBP95 (SEMPRE members), GBP130 (non members). Please note that it is of better value to acquire a SEMPRE membership and register as a member, as you will be receiving copies of the Journal, as well as online access to all back issues, on the Sage website.
- Paper submissions are now closed. Authors will be notified soon.
Registrations are now open
We are delighted to announce that the now confirmed MET2016 Keynote Speakers are:
- Professor Raymond MacDonald, Head of Reid School of Music, The University of Edinburgh,
with Dr Adam Linson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh
- Professor Aaron Williamon, Head of the Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music
Stop Press: Q&A session
We are delighted to report that Paul White and Hugh Robjohns from Sound on Sound magazine will offer a Q&A session during which conference participants will be able to discuss various issues related to Music Technology, the industry, equipment, installation, production, as well as education. More details will follow closer to the event.
Brilliant community artist Roshi Nasehi has confirmed that she will be offering a workshop to MET2016 participants. Please check Roshi's website out [http://www.roshi.biz/] for further information about her work.