About

SEMSEC (Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter) is a member chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. The Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) was founded in 1955 to promote the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts. SEM is multidisciplinary in concept and worldwide in scope. Members of the Society for Ethnomusicology are scholars, students, performers, publishers, museum specialists, and librarians from numerous disciplines.

SEMSEC was founded in 1981. Currently it includes the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina, plus all the countries in the Caribbean basin.

History of SEMSEC


            The first annual meeting for the Southeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology was held in May 1981.

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SEMSEC Bylaws

                    SEMSEC Bylaws


Annual Chapter Reports

            The following documents are in PDF format.
                       2012

                       2009

                       2006

                       2005

                       2004

                       2003

                       2001

                       2000

Business Meeting Minutes

            The following documents are in PDF format.

                       2014

                       2013                

                       2011

                       2009

                       2008

                       2007

                       2006

                       2005