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MusicPart of Humanities

Performing excellence.Experience world-class coaching in varied styles and traditions

Understanding musical worlds.Discover music's role in history, culture and society
Composing the future. Develop your creative voice
Connecting to communities.Explore music therapy, community music and the music profession

We are among the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK. Our innovative and eclectic curriculum and vibrant research culture create a flourishing environment for studies in performance, composition and musical scholarship of all kinds.

Soundings: Music blog

Explore our blog, run by staff and students in Music at the University of Southampton.

Meet our staff

Our academic staff members specialise in musicology, composition, music technology and performance studies.

  • 8 February 2016

    Southampton Showcase

    Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving perform...

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  • 12 February 2016

    Master of Music Recital

    Jieming Zhao, violin

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  • 15 February 2016

    Southampton Showcase

    Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving perform...

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  • 20 February 2016

    Other Voices Study Day

    Recent studies have highlighted the ambiguity and liminality of voi...

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    4 February 2016

    Dr Hettie Malcomson awarded British Academ...

    Dr Hettie Malcomson (Music, University of Southampton) has been awa...

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    17 December 2015

    Jane Austen's family music books digitised...

    The music collection of novelist Jane Austen and her family is bein...

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