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An exciting new opportunity for Cambridge music students to study performance at the Royal Academy of Music

last modified Oct 01, 2013 02:41 PM

A new scheme has been established to enable up to ten Cambridge Music students each year to take lessons at the Royal Academy of Music in London alongside their studies at the University. Students selected for the scheme will be assigned a teacher at the Royal Academy and, in addition to receiving individual tuition on their principal instrument, they will be invited to attend a number of departmental performance classes at the Royal Academy. The scheme is the initiative of Margaret Faultless, Director of Performance Studies in Cambridge and also Director of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy. Martin Ennis, Chairman of the Music Faculty Board, commented: ‘Cambridge University has a long tradition of fostering performance, and over the years many of our best students have gone on to London for further studies after completing their degree in Cambridge. However, this new scheme gives the cream of our performers the best of two worlds: they can enjoy international-level tuition and attend performance classes at a leading conservatoire while pursuing a largely academic course at one of the world’s most renowned research universities. It’s an unbeatable combination, and we expect the competition for places to be intense.’