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Faculty of Music

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Students in the Music Faculty can exploit numerous possibilities to include practical elements in their studies. These include the performance options available in all three years of the undergraduate course and the CAMRAM scheme that enables Cambridge music students to take lessons at the Royal Academy of Music in London alongside their studies at the University.

Undergraduate course

Students can select to offer a recital in each of the three years of the undergraduate degree. 

Alongside developing their instrumental/vocal technique, musicianship and performance skills, students are encouraged to consider how all their courses can influence performance. These will be explored in a preliminary session in Michaelmas Term and in performance classes (informal, interactive, masterclasses with group discussion about topics relating to performance). Each student taking a Performance option will be required to perform in one performance class. Advice on programming, preparation and presentation is also part of the course. 

Students will be encouraged to attend the Faculty’s well-being classes for performers and in the wide variety other workshops, seminars, practical classes, and talks offered by the Centre for Music Performance which are arranged in collaboration with the Faculty; and to take part in the vast range of performance activities within the Faculty, Colleges and wider University community.

The MPhil in Music and our PhD programme are available for postgraduate students interested in specialising in performance studies. Other opportunities include workshops, side-by-side events, and masterclasses with prominent artists offered by the Centre for Music Performance which are arranged in collaboration with the Faculty.