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Understanding musical worlds.Discover music's role in history, culture and society
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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 - 27 January 2017

    Student Ensemble Examination Performances

    The University of Southampton’s Music Department examination season...

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  • 23 January 2017

    Master of Music Recital Series

    Singer Vaclav Dufek performs his first postgraduate recital this ye...

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  • 30 January 2017

    Southampton Showcase

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

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  • 19 December 2016

    Professor Michael Finnissy honoured at 70

    A University of Southampton Professor of Music and revered composer...

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