This summer the Music Faculty opened its doors once again to students from state-funded schools to experience 4 days in the life of a music undergraduate at Cambridge. Workshops and lectures included:
- Music and Politics
- Composers’ Intentions and Creative Performance
- Introduction to Music and Science
- Introduction to Conducting
- Introduction to Analysis
- 20th Century Music
- Early Music
- Sight of Sound: Representations of Music in Art
Aside from studying, the students had a chance to try out some of the other activities a Cambridge undergraduate might get up to, including a formal college dinner and punting on the river. Finally, the students were given talks on the admissions procedures for the University as a whole and the Music Faculty in particular, in order to help them decide if and how to apply the following autumn.
I got to experience aspects of music I had not thought about before and gathered a better understanding of the Cambridge course.”
I didn’t think it was accessible for everyone but now my view has been changed.”
I really enjoyed all the elements of the course and the different aspects of university life.”
Cambridge was even more friendly and warm than I expected.”
It was good to learn what the university course and university life was like, and particularly good to see exactly what was involved to decide whether or not to apply.”
- Summer school participants.