4 December 2012
University musicians gave a powerful performance of F.J. Haydn's "Nelson Mass" on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November. Paul Cox - University of Southampton's Head of String Studies - conducted Cantores Michaelis, the HARTLEY Singers and HARTLEY Sinfonia *, joined by guest soloists Elizabeth Fulleylove and Kayleigh Conway-Jarrett (both Southampton graduates), David Rendall and Ian Caddy.
26 November 2012
Music students at the University of Southampton got the chance to quiz two of the world’s best-known guitarists at an informal question and answer session on campus at Turner Sims. Classical player John Williams and jazz musician John Etheridge were in the city for a sell-out concert that evening. The event was organised by lecturer Dr Thomas Seltz, a guitar enthusiast and composer.
22 November 2012
Humanities at Southampton is pleased to offer postgraduate studentships funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through their Block Grant Partnership (BGP) scheme.
16 November 2012
Southampton Lecturer in Composition Benjamin Oliver has been selected to work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a year as part of Sound and Music's Embedded artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Embedded places artists from a range of disciplines into real-world artistic contexts with leading national creative organisations.
13 November 2012
Following the first conference on the music of the Ars Antiqua in Princeton in November 2011, the University of Southampton’s Department of Music will host the second conference in this series at its Highfield Campus on 9-11 September 2013.
23 October 2012
Southampton guitarists have been making their mark on the professional theatre world.
9 October 2012
The Brabant Ensemble's latest CD, directed by Southampton Lecturer Stephen Rice, was awarded Disc of the Week on the BBC Radio 3 CD Review programme on 29 September.
8 October 2012
From the storming of the Bastille to the start of the First World War ... academics and postgraduate students from across the Humanities who work on the ‘long nineteenth century’ will be sharing and publicising their work under the auspices of a new research centre.
4 October 2012
The Grand Finale of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research project ‘Compositions for Cochlear Implantees project’ took place on 29th September 2012 at the Turner Sims Concert Hall.
2 October 2012
This week some of our best student pianists joined David Owen Norris, Southampton's Professor and Head of Keyboard Performance, for a filmed masterclass for BBC Radio 3. The new YouTube Masterclass was made in association with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and forms part of the autumn 2012 Piano Season on the BBC.
28 August 2012
Southampton's Turner Sims Professor, violinist Adrian Chandler, and his ensemble La Serenissima have just been nominated for a Gramophone award.
6 August 2012
This year's BBC Proms season sees the UK premiere of Piano Concerto no. 2 by Southampton's Professor Michael Finnissy. The matinée concert, at London's Cadogan Hall on 11 August 2012, begins at 3:30 and will be broadcast live on Radio 3.
30 July 2012
Erin Headley and her group Atalante have released a new CD, based on her research at Southampton during her AHRC Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts.
11 June 2012
Southampton's head of keyboard studies, Professor David Owen Norris, rounds out his series for Radio 4 with James Joyce's Playlist, which airs at 10:30am on Saturday 9 June. The programme was recorded at the Martello Tower at Sandycove, just south of Dublin, where James Joyce spent six nights in September 1904, and where he later set the opening of Ulysses.
11 June 2012
Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble have just released a CD of works by Jean Mouton (bef. 1459-1522) and have two more new recordings in the pipeline.
25 May 2012
A team from the University of Southampton’s Department of Music launches a recording of music not performed for 800 years.
14 May 2012
A stunning new collaborative art work inspired by Southampton research has just been unveiled at the 2012 Tatton Park Biennial.
14 May 2012
Southampton researcher Dr Valeria De Lucca, British Academy Fellow and Lecturer in Music, organized the first major international conference on costume in opera and musical theatre this spring.
14 May 2012
Music at Southampton has appointed two leading international artists as the inaugural Turner Sims Professors of Music
4 May 2012
The Royal Musical Association's Annual Research Students’ Conference will take place at the University of Southampton from 3 to 5 January 2013. We invite postgraduate students to submit proposals for individual papers and new musical works. Proposals should be submitted according to the following guidelines, by the deadline 29 October 2012.
2 May 2012
A new work by Southampton postgraduate composer Benjamin Mawson was performed at London's South Bank Centre during the Conlon Nancarrow centenary festival "Impossible Brilliance" on the weekend of 21-22 April 2012.
27 April 2012
Music hosted the annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference of the Society for Music Analysis (SMA) on 21 April. TAGS 2012 was attended by national and international postgraduate students, with delegates from as far afield as Taiwan.
11 April 2012
Researchers and student volunteers from both the Music Department and the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) are featured in the University of Southampton Research Roadshow, which will go to a range of different venues and festivals throughout 2012. Rachel van Besouw (ISVR) and Ben Oliver (Music) have created the activities for the ‘Hearing Music’ stand as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Compositions for Cochlear Implantees’ project.
19 March 2012
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment celebrates 2012 with an Olympic-themed education tour involving 5000 children across the country. Southampton Music students and Head of Early music Liz Kenny have been at the helm of the project in Southampton.
5 March 2012
Dr Thomas Irvine, Director of International Programmes in Music at the University of Southampton, will be holding informal auditions and interviews for candidates at both undergraduate (BA Music) and postgraduate level (MMUS or PhD in composition, musicology or performance) on Saturday, 24 March in Taipei.
27 February 2012
Professor of Composition Michael Finnissy's String Quartet no. 2 (2007) is at the centre of a collaborative project investigating the performance of new music.
8 February 2012
Due to continued research success within Humanities, the Faculty is looking to further invest in tomorrow's researchers by offering a scholarship to all incoming masters students
20 January 2012
University of Southampton academics are pioneering a new way of using motion capture technology to examine the way pianists play the piano.
12 January 2012