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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. Digital records of the Chapter's activities are listed on the "Past Conferences" page on this site, starting in 2002. 
Read more about the history of the Chapter here:
"Reflections on SEM-SEC" by Dale Olsen.
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