In 2013, a new scheme was established that enables Cambridge Music students to take lessons at the Royal Academy of Music in London alongside their studies at university. Students selected for the scheme are assigned a teacher at the Royal Academy, and in addition to receiving individual tuition on their principal instrument, they are invited to attend a number of departmental performance classes.
Martin Ennis, Chairman of the Music Faculty Board, comments: ‘Cambridge University has a long tradition of fostering performance, and over the years many of our best students have gone on to London for further studies after completing their degree in Cambridge. However, this new scheme gives the cream of our performers the best of two worlds: they can enjoy international-level tuition and attend performance classes at a leading conservatoire while pursuing a largely academic course at one of the world’s most renowned research universities. It’s an unbeatable combination, and the competition for places is, unsurprisingly, intense.’