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Susie Self

Susie Self studied as a singer, composer and conductor at the Royal College of Music where she gained an ARCM in singing performance. She later gained an M.Phil. in composition at Cambridge University. She won scholarships from the Royal Society of Arts to study in Germany and from The Banff Centre, Canada. Her composition professors include Stephen Dodgson, Edwin Roxburgh and Jeremy Thurlow, and she studied singing with Josephine Veasy. Her conducting mentor is David Parry and her composing mentor is Michael Finnissy.

Susie is currently composing a full length opera based on the novel The Butt by Will Self, to premiere in Vienna in 2016. Some of this was composed while undertaking the M.Phil. in Composition here at Cambridge.

TICKETS: The Faculty’s series of Composers’ Workshops is open to students in all years of the undergraduate music course as well as masters and doctoral students, indeed anyone with an interest in the creation of new music. Because space is limited, please email John Hopkins ( if you are not a Faculty member and wish to attend.

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
2.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music