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Faculty of Music


From 14 to 18 August the Faculty of Music welcomed ten year 12 students for the 2017 Sutton Trust Summer School. The students spent time in Colleges and we able to experience a wide range of activities based on their chosen subjects. They met lecturers, were introduced to the library facilities and worked on individual projects that they presented later in the week.

Some of the sessions enjoyed by the students included:

  • Introduction to Musicology
  • Early Music seminar
  • 19th Century Music lecture
  • Music and Science lecture
  • Performance Studies lecture
  • Performance masterclass
  • Tonal Skills workshop
  • Analysis seminar
  • Composition workshop

They also attended sessions on the Cambridge admissions process, writing personal statements and clubs and societies.


Sutton Trust events are open to pupils studying in Year 12 in England or Wales, Year 13 in Northern Ireland, or S5 in Scotland.

To be eligible to attend, pupils must have achieved at least five A or A* grades at GCSE, or five A or B passes at National 5, and, where applicable, are taking subjects relevant to the subject stream they apply for (which can be found on the university pages). Students must attend a state-funded secondary school or college (non-fee paying school) in the UK and have never attended a fee-paying school.

For more information, and if you are interested in registering for the 2018 Sutton Trust Summer School, visit the Sutton Trust Summer School website.