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

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.

Undergraduate Examination Concerts

18 May 2015 - 5 June 2015

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

The Reuter Lecture 2015

18:00, 2 June 2015

This year's lecture will be given by Mary Carruthers, Remarque Professor Emeritus of Literature, New York University, and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Speakers:Mary Carruthers

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

18:30, 13 June 2015

Students from the Music Department at the University of Southampton, alongside renowned pianist David Owen Norris, perform music to celebrate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

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.