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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.

  • 27 February 2017

    Liane Carroll

    We are excited to welcome award-winning jazz singer-pianist Liane C...

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  • 28 February 2017

    Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Series - St Mich...

    The Music Department presents a new collaboration with St. Michael’...

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  • 2 - 3 March 2017

    Soweto Kench

    Acclaimed Jazz Artist Soweto Kinch to Visit Department of Music and...

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  • 22 February 2017

    Acclaimed Jazz Artist Soweto Kinch to Visi...

    The Department of Music is excited to host one of the UK’s most ori...

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  • 30 January 2017

    Professor Francesco Izzo appointed Directo...

    Francesco Izzo (Professor and Head of Music, University of Southamp...

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  • 26 January 2017

    Dr David Bretherton awarded AHRC Leadershi...

    Dr David Bretherton, lecturer in Music, has been awarded £175,236.8...

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