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Music + 2017–18

Are you starting Year 12 at a maintained school near London or Manchester? Do you want to expand your current studies in Music? Are you thinking about Higher Education?

The Cambridge Music+ programme provides stimulating music sessions for Year 12 students who are interested in developing their knowledge of music beyond the A-level curriculum. In a series of six twilight extension classes delivered by experienced teachers and Cambridge academics, students will be encouraged to think beyond their current course of study, and will experience different perspectives on music – as science, culture, history and creative process. The sessions will run at two centres in Manchester and London, followed by a residential in March 2018 in Cambridge.

All sessions are completely FREE for participants, and associated travel costs will be reimbursed.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
– Attend a state-maintained school in the UK
– Studying Music A-level or equivalent (for example IB) next year OR taking Grade 8 Music Theory
– Likely to apply to University after sixth-form
– A minimum of 5 A* and A grades at GCSE
– Able to attend all six sessions and the residential (provisional dates below)

You are welcome to apply regardless of where you live, however you must be able to travel to the sessions which take place in central London/Manchester which take place after school. You are able to claim travel expenses for your travel to the sessions.

Manchester sessions will take place on Wednesdays at Loreto Sixth Form College, 4.00–6.00pm, on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday 18th October 2017
  • Wednesday 8th November 2017
  • Wednesday 29th November 2017
  • Wednesday 17th January 2018
  • Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Wednesday 28th February 2018

London sessions will take place at Southbank Centre, 4.30–6.30pm, on the following dates:

  • Monday 16th October 2017
  • Monday 6th November 2017
  • Monday 27th November 2017
  • Monday 15th January 2018
  • Monday 5th February 2018
  • Monday 26th February 2018
The residential visit will take place on the 25th and 26th March 2018.
Applications will open on 1 September for students commencing Year 12 in September 2017.
The deadline for applications for London Music+ is FRIDAY 29th September.
We have extended the deadline for Manchester Music+ and will accept applications up until FRIDAY 13th October.
Application forms:

If you have any questions about the programme, please email:

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