skip to content


The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free subject-specific courses for Year 12 (or equivalent) students from UK state-maintained schools. The five-day summer schools in Cambridge run in August, allowing students to explore their interest in one of 22 subjects on offer at the university to gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge.

The Music department’s undergraduate course is designed to introduce you not just to a wide range of music, but to a wide variety of ways of thinking about music and we try to adopt the same approach to our summer school course.

Analysis, history, harmony and counterpoint, and practical musicianship have previously been included in the summer schools, along with specialised classes looking at the blues, jazz, film music, gamelan, composition and the psychology of music.

Up-to-date information about eligibility can be found on the main University website.

Our next Music Sutton Trust Summer School will take place from 5-9 August 2024. For more details, go to: