General information about conferences
Sempre runs a series of one- and two-day conferences at higher-education institutions across the UK that cover a range of themes in music education and psychology research. Normally, two one-day conferences are held each year in Autumn (September/October) and Spring (March/April) with a two-day international conference taking place every other year in the Spring slot.
These events are arranged by the Sempre Conference Secretary in collaboration with local organisers from the hosting institution. All of the events are open to Sempre members and non-members, and students are especially encouraged to attend. Programmes normally include spoken presentations, poster displays, keynote addresses as well as other features, such as live performances, workshops, and discussion fora. Student study days are also planned either in conjunction with or in addition to the above events. Please browse the website for details of forthcoming and past conferences, including calls for papers, registration/booking forms, conference reviews and abstracts/presentations of recent events. If you are interested in hosting a Sempre Conference please contact the Sempre Conference Secretary and consult the Society's Guidelines for Conference Organisers.
Sempre offers awards to support delegates attending conferences in order to assist them with their research endeavour. In this way, Sempre provides support to major and smaller conferences run by other societies and research communities as a formal association is established.
Information for Conference Organisers about Events in Association with Sempre [download here].
Sempre is currently offering FREE membership for one year to non-members who attend a Sempre conference (NB. this does not include conferences 'in association with Sempre'). To take advantage of this offer, please download the FREE Membership Registration Form after you have attended a Sempre conference and email it to the Sempre Administrator. Please note: the FREE membership offer is strictly limited to one year per person and does not entitle you to members' discounts for registration at the conferences you attend during your free membership year. Applications will not be accepted in advance of conferences; forms will be accepted for up to 6 months only after the date of the conference. The offer applies to delegates who attend the main Sempre conferences as detailed on the website, not the events 'in association with' Sempre.
For delegates who have attended a recent Sempre Conference, it would be helpful to receive your feedback about the event. Please complete a Sempre Conference Evaluation form and email it to the Sempre Conference Secretary as soon as possible after the event. Thank you.