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Music Taster Days in Cambridge

The Year 10/11 Taster Day on 23 November is now full. If you would like to reserve a place on the waiting list, please email outreach@mus.cam.ac.uk.

Faculty of Music Taster Day

Our Taster Days are free events that take place on a single day (from 11am to 4pm) in Cambridge and are provided for academically able students from non-fee-paying schools and colleges. 

The events offer a taste of what life as a Music student at the University of Cambridge would be like. Students will experience the teaching methods used by university academics and gain an insight into the facilities available at the Faculty of Music, whilst meeting students from across the UK. Days may typically include two sample lectures, a tour of a college, and a talk about studying music at Cambridge  including a Q and A session with current undergraduates.

We can provide travel bursaries and assist with finding accommodation for those travelling long distances.

When are they?

The next Taster Day for Year 10 and Year 11 students will take place in Cambridge on Saturday 23 November 2019. 

The 23 November Taster Day is now full. If you would like to reserve a place on the waiting list, please email outreach@mus.cam.ac.uk.

Our next Taster Day for Year 12 students will take place in Cambridge in Spring 2020.

What's it like to go on a Music Taster Day? 

Here's a short insight from Zeena Beale, a current 2nd Year Music Student, about her experience coming to a Music Taster Day:

"After going on the Taster Day at the Cambridge Music Faculty when I was in Year 12, my mind was made up that I was definitely going to apply to Cambridge for Music. It gave me a opportunity to get a feel of what the faculty is like, and the lecturers who gave our "Taster Lectures" were very welcoming and encouraging. We even got the chance to explore a college near to the Faculty, and that was great to experience the non academic side of being at Cambridge. However, getting the chance to wander around the Faculty, to see the library stocked full of books and scores, both ancient and new filled me with so much excitement that I wanted to be studying there as soon as possible!

So it's thanks to the brilliant experience I had on the Taster Day at the Music Faculty that I even considered applying to Cambridge in the first place, and I'm so glad I did. It's living up to everything I hoped it would be, and more!"