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.

The Southampton University Symphony Orchestra is widely recognised as one of the leading student orchestras in the UK.

The orchestra seeks to provide students with the opportunity to study and perform some of the most challenging symphonic repertoire. We cater both for members seeking to pursue careers in the music profession, as well as 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, lawyers, 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 four concerts a year, our members enjoy a variety of socials and a European tour.

We regularly perform in our home, Turner Sims Southampton, as well as other local professional venues.

For more information on what we do, or how to join us, contact our President Charlie Mann at suso@soton.ac.uk, check out our socials @susorchestra, or visit our website suso.susu.org.

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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:

Emily Manning
Librarian
George Webb
Orchestral Manager
Rebekah Shaw
Outreach Projects Manager
Kieran Potter
President
Michael Anderson Jennings
Publicity Officer
Owyn Haylings
Publicity Officer
Charlotte Mann
Social Secretary
William Shirras
Social Secretary
Andrew Vas
Tour Secretary
Thomas Freedman
Tour Secretary
Oliver Brunt
Treasurer
Rosanna Waddington
Vice President

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Membership 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
Semester 2 Membership£35.0017/01/2022 - 18/06/2022This membership gives orchestral musicians at the university the chance, upon successful audition, to play interesting and challenging symphonic repertoire with one of the highest calibre student ensembles, under a professional conductor. This is appropriate to anyone who has been on a semester abroad in semester 1 or similar and is joining SUSO for semester 2.
Spring Term Membership£20.0017/01/2022 - 26/03/2022This membership gives orchestral musicians at the university the chance, upon successful audition, to play interesting and challenging symphonic repertoire with one of the highest calibre student ensembles, under a professional conductor. This is appropriate to anyone who is taking part in SUSO for the Spring Term 2021 only (Mahler 5).

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