Ollie Downer


Ollie works as a Musician based in and around Southampton. Alongside SUSO, Ollie directs Rising Stars Productions, The Gantry Youth Theatre, Romsey Ladies Choir and Winchester A Cappella.

Ollie teaches singing for Southampton Music Services, clarion for the National Open Youth Orchestra and is a private peripatetic teacher. He is currently working with the SÓN Orchestra as their Education Officer and is the Youth Ambassador on Southampton Music Hub’s board. 

He has worked on countless concerts and shows including ’Seussical’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Annie Jr.’, ’Singin’ in the Rain Jr.’ and ’Sister Act’. As well as Musical Directing, Ollie has played Danny Zuko in ‘Grease’, ’Seymour Krelborn’ in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Bill Sykes’ in ‘Oliver!’.

Ollie was awarded a scholarship to study Music at the University of Southampton. His studies specialise in performance, arranging, conducting and composition. He has been awarded Grade 8 in Singing, Clarinet, Recorder and Saxophone.

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!