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Faculty of Music Taster Day

We will be holding an in-person Music Taster Day on Saturday 23 March 2024, from 11am-4pm (registration from 10:30am). This free event is aimed at students in Year 11 and Year 12 from non-fee-paying schools and colleges who want to find out more about studying music at University. We will hold a second Taster Day in summer 2024 (date to be confirmed shortly).

Our Taster Days are designed to offer a taste of life as a Music student at the University of Cambridge. 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.

The aim is not only to expand students' knowledge and understanding of various aspects of music and musicology, but also to encourage them to develop their critical thinking skills, all in a friendly and supportive environment.

The event will finish with a talk and Q&A on Studying Music at Cambridge, with a panel of current staff and students.

Please note that these events are open only to students from state maintained schools and colleges. This is a widening participation initiative and priority will be given to applicants that fill one or more of the following criteria: schools with low participation in HE; students who would be first generation in family to attend university; students who qualify for free school meals; students with experience of care. 

A limited number of travel bursaries are available on request.

To apply for a place on our Music Taster Day, please click here.

Please see our Subject Masterclasses for information about our events open to students from all schools.

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