Symphony Orchestra

The Southampton University Symphony Orchestra is widely recognised as one of the leading student orchestras in the UK. The orchestra seeks to provide the most talented musicians at the university with the opportunity to study and perform some of the most challenging symphonic repertoire.

We cater both for members seeking to pursue careers in professional music, as well as attracting those wishing to continue and develop their performance skills whilst completing degrees in non-musical subjects.

Many of our members go on to conservatoires after their time at Southampton, while others become doctors, engineers, teachers and more! We take on a full professional programme each term, and repertoire highlights in the last couple of years have included symphonies by Mahler, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky.

In addition to the three concerts a year, our members enjoy a variety of socials and a European tour. Entry requirements and audition dates can be found on our website..

About Symphony Orchestra

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Symphony Orchestra, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year Membership£5502/10/2019 - 14/06/2020This membership gives orchestral musicians at the university the chance to play interesting and challenging symphonic repertoire with one of the highest calibre student ensembles, under a professional conductor. This is appropriate to anyone joining the orchestra for the full year.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Symphony Orchestra this year are:

  • Emma Benson
    Fundraising Officer
  • Leo Turoff
    Graphic Design Officer
  • James Di Capite
  • Hope Felts-King
    Orchestral Manager
  • Aoife Scully
    Outreach Projects Manager
  • Sophie Blundell
  • Clare Wright
    Publicity Officer
  • Clare Wright
    Social Media Officer
  • Michael Anderson Jennings
    Social Secretary
  • Kieran Potter
    Social Secretary
  • Bethany Lee
    Tour Manager
  • Thomas Mitchell
    Tour Manager
  • Korinna Barnard
  • Nathan Patel
    Vice President