Alumni Profile: Internationally recognised composer, conductor and producer, Odaline de la Martinez

Odaline de la Martinez graduated from the University of Surrey with a MMus in 1977 and has pursued a demanding and successful international career as a composer, conductor and producer. Martinez was the first female in history to conduct a complete BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. She is internationally recognised for her promotion of […]


14 student acts perform at ‘Live at University Hall’

The latest ‘Live at University Hall’ took place at the University of Surrey on the evening of 31 March 2017. The epic four-hour event comprised a total of 14 bands, groups, and solo artists featuring students from the Department of Music and Media. ‘Live at Uni Hall’ was organised by students, supported by student audio and stage management […]


Three Music alumni win Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Awards

Three Music alumni of the University of Surrey have won Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Awards, announced in the University’s Annual Review 2016. American-Cuban conductor, composer, and record producer Odaline de la Martinez (MMus Music, 1977; pictured) won the inaugural Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was introduced by the current Vice-Chancellor in 2016 as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, to […]


Music students address University Learning and Teaching Conference

Three current and former Surrey BMus Music students addressed the annual Surrey ExciTeS Excellence in Teaching Symposium at the University of Surrey on Wednesday 4 January 2017. Karen Taylor (BMus with PTY 2012–16), Octavius Longcroft-Wheaton (BMus 2013–16; PhD 2016–), and Jadene Doak (BMus 2014–) (pictured, l-r) addressed questions from academics drawn from across the University. The panel […]


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