Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
We're launching a new website soon and would love your feedback. See the new design
Humanities

Sam Cave BA Music

Sam Cave's Photo

Hi, I'm Sam Cave and I studied BA Music within Humanities at the University of Southampton.

I chose this University due to the flexibility of the course - which allows for great specialisation within your subject - and the teaching staff. I have chosen to focus on classical guitar performance and composition, and because of this I have opportunities to perform regularly and have pieces played by fellow students.

Why did you choose music?

I have always wanted to be a musician, and when the time came I had no doubt this is what I wanted to do. I was slightly worried about the security of work after finishing my degree but with careful planning I don't think it will be a problem.

What are you going to do after you've graduated?

I want to begin my career by teaching classical guitar for the Hampshire music service. I want to perform as often as possible and to compose music. I am also very interested in adjudicating music festivals and examining for the Royal Schools of Music. With a strong basic teaching employment I want to build a multi-dimensional musical career.

Why did you choose Southampton?

The flexibility of the course - which allows for great specialisation within your subject - and the teaching staff. I have chosen to focus on classical guitar performance and composition, and because of this I have opportunities to perform regularly and have pieces played by fellow students.

What do you like most about your course?

The opportunity to study guitar with people such as Vincent Lindsey-Clark and composition with Michael Zev Gordon and Michael Finnissy. I also love the opportunities for ensemble playing and meeting like-minded musicians.

Any advice for new first-years?

Talk to everyone!!! You never know who could help you - or you could help - in the future. Meet as many new people as possible and seek out your lecturers - be proactive!

Share this profile Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share this on Weibo
Privacy Settings