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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.

  • 27 November 2015

    Christopher Lewis, harpsichord

    PhD candidate, Christopher Lewis, performs music from his new CD '2...

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  • 30 November 2015

    Jane Chapman, harpsichord

    A recital featuring innovative women composers from the 17th centur...

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  • 3 December 2015 - 23 January 2016

    Aura Satz

    The Trembling Line

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  • 25 November 2015

    Reader in Music recognised by the Society ...

    The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory, edited by Reader in Music Danu...

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    25 November 2015

    Southampton musician helps stage awards on...

    A University of Southampton musician is helping stage national awar...

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    25 November 2015

    Cantores Carols: New CD Release

    With perfect seasonal timing, the University of Southampton Choral ...

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