SIMM was in 2017 created as an international research platform under Belgian law, with head offices in Brussels.  The members of SIMM’s general assembly are:

Marta Amico (Italy/France/UK) – researcher, did a.o. research on DEMOS France

Geoffrey Baker (UK) – researcher, known for his research on Sistema Venezuela

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet (Australia) – Professor & Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Creative Arts Research Institute, Griffith University (president SIMM since 2021)

An De Bisschop (Belgium) – chairholder of the Academic Chair Jonet & Centre for Social Action and Music Making (CESAMM), Ghent University and University College / she was director of DEMOS Flanders / is researcher and gives art pedagogy, social-artistic and art teacher training at the School of Arts (Royal Music Conservatory, University College Ghent)

Gilles Delebarre (France) – head of DEMOS France (Cité de la Musique / Philharmonie of Paris)

André de Quadros (USA) – conductor, ethnomusicologist, music educator, writer, and human rights activist

Imogen Flower (UK) – researcher and coordinator The Irene Taylor Trust (Montreal, Canada)

Sean Gregory (UK) – vice-principal & director of Innovation and Engagement at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)

Martine Jonet (Belgium) – philantropist, president Fondation Futur 21

Eric Krols (Belgium – treasurer SIMM / business leader in the Belgian cultural and social sector

Maria Majno (Italy) – vice-president of Sistema Europe Save

Graça Mota (Portugal) – senior researcher at CIPEM (Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical, Porto)

Lukas Pairon (Belgium), founder and managing director of SIMM / founder of Chair Jonet & Centre for Social Action and Music Making (CESAMM), Ghent University and University College / founder and president of Music Fund

Juan Sebastian Rojas (Colombia), post-doctoral researcher, Universidad de los Andes, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Music Department

John Sloboda (UK), founding president SIMM (2017-2020) – research professor Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)

Gloria Patricia Zapata Restrepo (Colombia) – researcher and head research of Music at Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas (Bogotá)