SUSO Composition Prize 2021

Following the success of Hope Felts-King’s composition ‘The Albatross’, that opened the SUSO Centenary Concert this year, we are looking to commission a composer to create a piece to open our Gala concert in Spring 2021.

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 Charlie Mann at

Application deadline – 21st September 2020

Winner announced – by 5th October 2020

Composition finished – by early January