Ollie Downer


Ollie is a third year music student at the university. He is very musically accomplished, obtaining grade 8 qualifications in singing, clarinet, recorder and saxophone, and being awarded a scholarship to study at the university. Currently his studies specialise in performance, arranging, conducting and composition.  As well as Musical Directing, Ollie has played Danny Zuko in ‘Grease’, ’Seymour Krelborn’ in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Bill Sykes’ in ‘Oliver!’

During his second year of his degree, Ollie studied conducting under Robin Browning, the conductor of SÒN and former Musical Director of SUSO. Alongside Robin’s direction and support within the university, Ollie directs Rising Stars Productions, Winchester A Cappella and The Gantry Youth Theatre. He has worked on countless concerts and shows including ’Seussical’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Annie Jr.’, ’Singin’ in the Rain Jr.’ and ’Snow White’. 

Ollie is incredibly excited to be taking on Assistant Musical Director next year and we are very eager to see what he has in store for us!