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Sutton Trust Summer School 2011

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Once again we welcomed students from state-funded schools for a 4-day taste of life as a music undergraduate at Cambridge. Lectures and workshops included:

  • The Secret Life of a Renaissance Singer
  • Jazz and Classical Music
  • Introduction to Music and Science
  • Turning the Key: ‘Composers Intentions’ and Creative Performance
  • Harmony
  • Introduction to Analysis
  • 20th Century Music
  • Opera
  • Representations of Music in 19th Century French Art

As well as study, the students had a chance to sample some of Cambridge’s other pursuits, 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.

A great experience that really helped me in my thoughts about joining Cambridge. A lengthy period of time has helped in Cambridge, along with student advice and great teachers/lectures… It’s a great place, and would be an excellent place to explore many avenues of interest that I have.”

I was always interested due to Choral Scholarships, but I am now completely interested in the Music Department as well. Just thank you for a great week, I have thoroughly enjoyed it!”

It has been fantastic fun and a great experience. It is so good in so many ways: its location, its people, the education, the scenery etc. 

- Students on the summer school

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