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Music Taster Days

BOOKING HAS NOW OPENED for our Yr 10 and Yr 11 Taster Day on 24 November. Click here to fill out our online booking form.


Our Taster Days are free events that take place on a single day (from 10am to 4pm) in Cambridge and are provided for academically able students from maintained sector 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, a practical workshop and an admissions talk 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 will be for Year 10 and Year 11 students, and will take place on Saturday 24 November 2018. Taster Days for Year 12 students will take place in Spring 2019.

To book for our Yr 10 and Yr 11 Taster day on 24 November 2018, please fill out the online booking form here.

If you have any questions about our Taster Day programme, please contact

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!"


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