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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.

  • 16 May 2016 - 3 June 2016

    Undergraduate Examination Concerts

    Public student concerts as part of the University of Southampton ex...

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  • 4 - 6 July 2016

    Three Day Postgraduate Composer Annual ‘Ge...

    Postgraduate composers and staff will convene for a three-day sessi...

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  • 11 April 2016

    Young Verdi works revived

    A music scholar from the University of Southampton has breathed new...

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  • 24 March 2016

    Global recognition for Music in QS World R...

    The University of Southampton has placed five subjects amongst the ...

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  • 21 March 2016

    Music Scholarship 2016

    The Department of Music and the School of Electronics and Computer ...

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