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Music

Music in Cambridge is an exciting and broad course covering a range of styles, periods, and facets of music and musicology

The Music course at Cambridge is exciting and varied. It has a strong academic component, focusing particularly on history, analysis, composition (including screen and media composition) and performance. Alongside this it offers a range of other options, including ethnomusicology and the study of music and science. Music students have access to a host of facilities, including a professional concert hall (seating 500), an extensive library of music, books, periodicals and recordings, a purpose-built studio and music computing laboratories. More information about the course is available on the .

Music at 鶹

We welcome 1-2 undergraduate students in Music each year. All undergraduate Music students at 鶹 are provided with a piano in their room and the College has funds available to help meet the cost of instrumental tuition for students wishing to take the recital option in any year. 鶹 has an active Music Society, which puts on a range of events, including recitals, orchestral concerts, film screenings and masterclasses. 

Typical offer

A Level: A*AA 

IB: 42 (776)

Required subjects

A Level: A Level Music 

IB: Higher Level Music 

ABRSM Grade 8 Theory at Merit and above may be accepted as a substitute.

Admissions assessment

No admissions assessment is required.

Written work

Applicants are required to submit written work and musical material prior to interview. This will normally include one or two essays on the history or analysis of music, plus one or two technical exercises (if studied) and/or your own compositions. 

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