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Faculty of Music Taster Day


We are delighted to be able to offer several online Taster Sessions this Spring. These are free events that take place on a single afternoon (from 2-4.30pm) via Zoom, and are aimed at Year 12 students from non-fee-paying schools and colleges who would like to find out more about studying music at University. (Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to hold our regular series of Taster Days in person in Cambridge.)

These online Taster Days are designed to offer a taste of what life as a Music student at the University of Cambridge would be like. Participants will experience some of the teaching methods used by university academics and gain an insight into just some of the huge range of skills, approaches, and topics that the study of music at University encompasses.

Following registration, participants will be sent links to two short pre-recorded lectures in advance of the Taster Day, together with an activity sheet related to the lectures. On the day itself, students will take part in two live, interactive 30-minute classes to explore the ideas presented in the lectures, and discuss the questions raised by the activity sheets. This is a great way not only to expand your knowledge and understanding of various aspects of music and musicology, but also to encourage you to develop your critical thinking skills, all in a friendly and supportive environment.

The two classes will be followed by a live talk and Q&A on Studying Music at Cambridge, with current staff and students who will be there to answer any questions you have.

When are they?

The next Online Taster Days for Year 12 students will take place via Zoom on Saturday 17 April and Saturday 24 April 2021. 

Click here to register for a place on one of our Year 12 Taster Days. 

Please note that these events are open only to students from non-fee-paying schools and colleges. Please see our Subject Masterclasses for information about our events open to students from all schools.