A life in music

Biography of Clive Osgood – classical composer, accompanist, organist and music teacher living near Haslemere, Surrey.


Clive Osgood studied Music at Bangor University before completing a Master’s degree in Musicology at Cardiff University. After teacher training in London, he spent a year as an organ scholar at Salisbury Cathedral. More recently he completed a second Master’s degree in Composition at the University of Surrey.

His written output includes a variety of music for choirs, orchestras and chamber groups. Choral music constitutes the largest part of his work and he has a particular interest in church music.

Clive’s music is in the classical tradition – injected with elements of jazz harmony and the rhythmic vitality of Latin American music.


Clive has released five albums to date, with more due for release soon. You can find out more and make purchases on his albums page.

He has also composed a substantial body of work for a variety of instrumentations, which are listed on the compositions page.

He also regularly crafts bespoke pieces for weddings an other special events, see the commissions page for details.


He is currently Director of Music and Organist at the Parish Church of St Bartholomew’s in Haslemere, Surrey and teaches A-Level Music at Reed’s School, Cobham. He is available for tuition in Piano, Jazz Piano, Organ and music theory.

Please contact Clive for further details.



Organisations that Clive works with


A small chamber choir with a reputation for musical excellence, performing in Westminster Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall

Partnerships St Barts

The church has many notable features dating back to the 12th century, and supports a vigorous programme of community services

Partnerships LMP

Est. 1949 one of the world’s finest chamber ensembles dedicated to providing world-class live performances to their audiences

Partnerships Haslemere Musical Society

Celebrating their centenary in 2023, the Haslemere Musical Society has both an orchestra and choir - unique in local music groups

Partnerships Convivium Records

Convivium Records works with exceptional contemporary classical artists and composers to record and share their music.

Partnerships Haslemere Festival

The popular festival - in partnership with BBC Surrey - includes music, cycling, talks, a food festival and a car show.

Partnerships Really Big Chorus

The UK’s largest choral society, promoting regular grand-scale concerts at the Royal Albert Hall plus choral holidays.

Partnerships UMP

United Music Publishing publishes classical music by contemporary composers and handles sales, hire and licensing.