Music hosts a wide range of events including two lunchtime concert series, national and international conferences, composition workshops and performance projects.

The ‘Music @1pm’ Monday lunchtime concert series at the Turner Sims Concert Hall brings outstanding professional musicians to the University to help our students develop their understanding of performance and repertoire. Along with these visiting performers students from Music also perform in concerts and open exam recitals at Turner Sims, often as part of the Friday concert series. All lunchtime concerts are open to the public and admission is free.

Special performance projects are one-off events that bring departmental forces together for major works, new music premieres, or exploration of exciting and often little-known repertories. These involve student performers alongside leading professionals and guest artists from within and outside Music; they are open to the public and take place at various venues on campus and in the city. Check the listings for information and ticketing for individual events.

The composition workshop series provide the opportunity for both undergraduate and postgraduate composers to hear their works performed by specialist visiting performers. All are very welcome to attend.

Student Recital Series

15:15 - 17:00, 29 April 2015

Students from the Music Department complete their final conducting exams

Student Recital Series

13:00 - 13:50, 1 May 2015

Student performers from the Music Department

The Writing Workshop

5 May 2015 - 9 June 2015

Our research training programme features regular workshops, led by members of staff, to support postgraduate students with their writing. Please see the information listing all sessions for the remaining academic year.

Music Recital - La Vittoria: Piano Music to Commemorate the Battle of Waterloo

19:00, 6 May 2015

Katrina Faulds and Penelope Cave (University of Southampton) present an entertaining programme of domestic music and readings, reflecting political and social issues from the end of the eighteenth century up to the aftermath of Wellington's victory at Waterloo in 1815

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Jeanice Brooks

18:00, 7 May 2015

Part of the Humanities 2014-2015 Inaugural Lecture series and also the Great War: Unknown War Lecture series.

Speakers:Professor Jeanice Brooks

Student Recital Series

13:00, 8 May 2015

Students from the Music Department complete their final conducting exams.

Manama Composition Project (Phase 2)

12 May 2015

2014/15 sees the second year of a relationship between the music department at Southampton and Manama, with students from their advanced Masters programme in contemporary music performance.

Master of Music Recital

19:00, 12 May 2015

Ellen Day, piano

Student Recital Series

13:00 - 13:50, 15 May 2015

Students from the Music Department complete their final conducting exams

Calefax Composition Workshop

15 May 2015

The Calefax quintet workshop newly composed works by final year undergraduate and masters composers.


Undergraduate Examination Concerts

18 May 2015 - 5 June 2015

Public student concerts as part of the University of Southampton examination period.

Two Day Postgraduate Composer Annual 'Get-Together'

30 June 2015 - 1 July 2015

Postgraduate composers and staff will convene for a two-day session with guests composer Tansy Davies and percussionist Haakon Stene, who will perform new student works.