The CAMRAM scheme enables Cambridge Music students taking the recital options in the Tripos examinations during their second and third year (and very exceptionally in the first year) of Undergraduate study, to take lessons at the Royal Academy of Music in London alongside their studies at the University. Students selected for the scheme are assigned a teacher at the Academy and in addition to receiving individual tuition on their principal instrument, they may attend (and exceptionally perform in) departmental classes by arrangement. Lessons are paid for by the College of successful students, as the supervision equivalent, and do not represent additional funding.
CAMRAM was established in 2013 by the Director of Performance, Margaret Faultless, who is also Head of Historical Performance at the Academy. Students on the scheme benefit from individual advice provided by Margaret in devising a tailor-made programme of study.
Sam Barrett, Chairman of the Music Faculty Board, comments:
‘The University of Cambridge has a long history of nurturing performers who have gone on to illustrious careers, and many of our best musicians proceed to conservatoires for further study. The CAMRAM scheme affords performers of exceptional promise an unrivalled opportunity: they can enjoy international-level specialist tuition in performance and attend classes at a leading conservatoire while taking a course at one of the world's most renowned research universities. The scheme has already provided a stepping stone to a professional career for exceptional performers and places are highly prized.'