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.

The Writing Workshop

27 January 2015 - 17 March 2015

The Writing Workshop is a regular seminar designed to help graduate students develop all aspects of their written work.

Speakers:Kate Guthrie

Master of Music Recital

13:00 - 13:50, 6 March 2015

Yixing Shao, voice

Baroque Conversations

18:30 - 20:00, 7 March 2015

The music department welcomes the public to our celebration of the Concerto Grosso, by both staff and students at the University of Southampton.

Dance Music and Elite Female Identity: Reflections on the Tatton Park Music Collection

17:15 - 18:30, 9 March 2015

Postgraduate student Katrina Faulds performs a lecture recital on the fortepiano, as part of her PhD submission.

Master of Music Recital

13:00 - 13:50, 9 March 2015

Zichun Chen, piano

Vocal Workshop with Mary King and Welsh National Opera

11:00 - 13:00, 10 March 2015

Leading vocal specialist Mary King will be running a workshop with vocal students from the Music Department of the University of Southampton in advance of the WNO’s production of The Magic Flute at The Mayflower Theatre.

Contemporary Music Group

13:00 - 13:50, 13 March 2015

The University of Southampton's Contemporary Music Group return for their semester two concert.

Share the Sound Music Festival

13 - 14 March 2015

The Music Department warmly invites members of the public to our 'Share the Sound Festival' held at The Talking Heads.

Southampton Showcase

13:00 - 13:50, 16 March 2015

Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving performers

Master of Music Recital

13:00 - 13:50, 20 March 2015

Shaymaa Alsabt, piano

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.

Calefax Composition Workshop

15 May 2015

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


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.