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What our students think

Photo of Holly Barnett
As a drummer I really wanted a music degree that offered equal opportunities to access jazz and pop studies as well as classical. Southampton offers such a broad range of modules; the course would suit any musician.
Holly Barnett - BA Music, Third year
Photo of Lorna Beckett
My highlights are definitely the performances I have done. I have been lucky enough to have performed Ben Oliver’s “Loop Concerto” with a professional jazz trio, played alongside the Daniel Herskedal Trio and played in Andrew Fisher’s new musical, Gabriel. All of these projects have aided my growth and confidence as a musician.
Lorna Beckett - BA Music, Third year
Photo of Sam Cave
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.
Sam Cave - BA Music
Photo of Jai Channa
It’s inspiring to be in an environment where the whole body is striving for and achieving great things.
Jai Channa - BA Music / MMus
Photo of George Connolly
The flexibility of the music course was extremely satisfying - I had the freedom to choose exactly what I wanted to study, meaning I really enjoyed the work and performing I was doing.
George Connolly - BA Music
Photo of Eliot  Curtis
The highlights have been the end of term concerts, for both the societies and the departmental groups, and the celebrations after those concerts!
Eliot Curtis - BA Music
Photo of Nigel Dickinson
If, like me, you are considering becoming a ‘mature’ student I can only say that I have found the experience to be highly enjoyable and beneficial. I believe that it is never too late to pick up where one left off for whatever reason or just follow the dream!
Nigel Dickinson - Music
Photo of Maritess Dunn
Because of the many aspects of music that Southampton has to offer, it gives you a chance to think about future careers. I have had many ideas for my future plans, and each year it has changed after trying something new and enjoying it.
Maritess Dunn - BA Music
Photo of Alex Fryer
The lecturers at Southampton are second to none; I have an amazing instrumental teacher and lots of performance opportunities, both within and outside the course. The campus and facilities are fantastic.
Alex Fryer - BA Music
Photo of Hossein K. Hadisi
I chose the University of Southampton due to its excellent reputation, high rankings and the professors teaching here. This is one of the top universities for music research and composition in the UK.
Hossein K. Hadisi - PhD Music Composition
Photo of George Holloway
The best part of the degree is the supervisions, as well as the interaction and idea-sharing with other students and staff.
George Holloway - PhD Music
Photo of Natasha Merritt
I have loved being a first-year music student, as well as the varied and flexible course structure, being part of such a fantastic department has let me meet and work alongside some brilliant musicians, as well as the free lunch time concerts broadening the style of music I have access to.
Natasha Merritt - BA Music
Photo of Emily Mould
I enjoy interacting with individuals from other universities and listening to specially invited guests reading their recent research in the field.
Emily Mould - MA Music
Photo of Leena Rana
Music has some fantastic lecturers, making learning fun! You study a huge range of different types of music: jazz, pop, ethnomusicology, ‘classical’, also music technology, composition and performance. Turner Sims is also an excellent venue to perform in.
Leena Rana - BA Music
Photo of Josh Sneesby
From leading James Corden’s vocal warm ups, to maintaining an open sound when performing eight shows a week in the West End, I use the skills I developed in my degree every day.
Josh Sneesby - BA Music

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