SEMPRE conference on Music and Health

21–23 October 2015

Glasgow Caledonian University

A three day event in partnership with SEMPRE and the Scottish Music and Health Network comprises of three separate events:

  • Wednesday: SEMPRE Study day on Music Psychology and Education.
    A postgraduate study day focussing on music psychology, education and related topics.
  • Thursday: SEMPRE conference on Music and Health.
    One day conference exploring the relationship between music and health, encompassing music listening, performance, music therapy, community music and more.
  • Friday: SMHN meeting for music practitioners, healthcare professionals, academics and interested members of the public. 
    Free to attend, however numbers may be limited subject to availability. 


The conference will be held at the Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD.


SEMPRE members, students, unwaged fee: GBP 45 (proof required upon registration)

Standard rate fee: GBP 90

Fee includes attendance on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October. Lunch, electronic proceedings, and attendance at a civic reception hosted at Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 22nd included.

Register Here


The Programme for the study day and main conference day can be downloaded here: SEMPRE Programme

The programme for the SMHN meeting is now available via the SMHN website.

A booklet containing the abstracts of all presentations for Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd can be downloaded here: SEMPRE Abstracts.


Information on getting to Glasgow, what to do when you get here, and accommodation can be found here:

Many thanks to Sarah Leigh and team at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.

Conference committee

Dr Don Knox, Dr Gianna Cassidy, Prof Frederike Van Wijck (Glasgow Caledonian University), Prof Raymond MacDonald, Dr Katie Overy, Dr Graeme Wilson  (University of Edinburgh).

Contact conference chair: Dr Don Knox.