Following the success of Hope Felts-King’s composition ‘The Albatross’, that opened the SUSO Centenary Concert, we are looking to commission a composer to create a piece to open our concert in Summer 2025.

The chosen composer will have the opportunity to workshop their piece with the full orchestra in a SUSO rehearsal and will receive guidance from the Musical Director throughout the process. 

To apply, please complete the application form, which will include submitting examples of your previous work. You must be a current student or a recent alumni of Southampton University to apply. To obtain an application form, or if you would like more information, please contact SUSO President, Rhianna D’Souza, at

Application deadline – TBA

Winner announced – TBA

Composition finished – by early January