A Way to Have a Say: CMP Music Forum

Do you want to have a say on the future of music at Cambridge University? Then apply for the CMP’s new Music Forum!

Advanced Popular Performance Scheme (APPS)

The Advanced Popular Performance Scheme (APPS) promotes excellence in popular music by supporting student bands and vocalists with professional coaching and performance opportunities.

Auditions: Orchestral

Auditions are now open for the Cambridge University Orchestra, Cambridge University Wind Orchestra, Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra and more!

Big Band Roulette

Big Band Roulette is the big band with the big twist. The premise is simple. Every gig, we have a completely random band pulled from our pool of talented musicians, along with a brand new setlist, built around a novel...

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Cadenza

Cadenza is a mixed a cappella group, performing in both Cambridge and further afield to critical acclaim.

Cambridge Alternative Music Society

A music appreciation group for fans of less mainstream music of all types.

Cambridge Gamelan Society

The Cambridge Gamelan Society performs traditional and contemporary Javanese gamelan music.

Cambridge Graduate Orchestra

Bringing together graduate musicians to provide a sociable environment in which to rehearse and meet other like-minded musicians.

Cambridge Sounds Playlist

The CMP is launching our showcase playlist Cambridge Sounds, where we will curate some of the best new music releases to be coming out of the University of Cambridge each term!

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Cambridge University Brass Band (CUBB)

CUBB is a student-run brass band with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Cambridge University Chamber Choir (CUCC)

Bringing together the best student singers to perform complex and diverse chamber repertoire.

Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra (CUCOS)

CUCOS aims to give a new musical perspective to communities in the UK by sharing oriental music.

Cambridge University Collegium Musicum (CUCM)

Collegium Musicum is a vibrant ensemble giving students the rare opportunity to perform on period instruments and learn historical performance techniques.

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Cambridge University Concerto Competition

A Concerto Competition for excellent University instrumentalists.

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Cambridge University Conducting Competition

A Conducting Competition for excellent University conductors.

Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (CueMe)

Performances through a fresh approach to the classics of the repertoire.

Cambridge University Flute Choir

A space for flautists of all abilities to join and have fun making music together!

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Cambridge University Hip-Hop Society (CUHHS)

For aspiring rappers, singers, instrumentalists, and music appreciators alike.

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Cambridge University Indian Classical Music Society (CU ICMSoc)

A society for the performance of Indian classical music.

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Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra (CUJO)

The University's premier jazz ensemble!

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Cambridge University Jazz Society (JazzSoc)

A space for all lovers of jazz music.

Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

The University's premier society for musical theatre enthusiasts, putting on a variety of different performances, ranging from information cabaret-style 'Bar Nights' to fully staged musicals.

Cambridge University New Music Group

Giving students the opportunity to perform twentieth and twenty-first century classical music.

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Cambridge University Opera Society (CUOS)

Stages a wide variety of student operatic productions in a number of different venues around Cambridge, putting on productions at least once a term.

Cambridge University Orchestra (CUO)

The University's flagship orchestra for the top student orchestral musicians, performing with world-class professional conductors.

Cambridge University Recorder Ensemble

For recorder players of all levels, exploring music of all genres!

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Cambridge University Samulnori Society

Providing opportunities to learn and perform Samulnori repertoire with expert practitioners from all over the world.

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Cambridge University Show Choir

Cambridge's all-singing, all-dancing choir!

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Cambridge University Steel Pan Society (CUSPS)

Teaching absolute beginners how to play the steel pan from scratch, as well as welcoming musicians with a background in playing the pans!

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Cambridge University Symphony Chorus (CUSC)

Singing big works in big buildings! A busy and vibrant choir of approximately 120 members from across the University and wider Cambridge community.

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Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra (CUSO)

A high-level student-run symphony orchestra made up of University of Cambridge students from all colleges and subjects.

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Cambridge University Wind Orchestra

A friendly, high standard ensemble that performs a variety of Wind Orchestra repertoire.

Cheap Date

A student band delivering bass driven up-beat tunes and popular covers.

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Clare Hall Choir

A relaxed, enjoyable and accessible choir in Clare Hall.

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Clare Sound

Providing event technical services to both student and private events taking place in Cambridge.

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Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble

Certified bangers with a twist of funk played by a 10-piece brass-obsessed student and alumni collective.

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Daniel Daley Sextet

A versatile student group, playing a range of genres. Winner of the 2023 CMP Take it to the Bridge Contest.

DJ Classes

Learn the art of DJing with the Centre for Music Performance's new DJ Classes!

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Emma Big Band

Emmanuel College Music Society's non-auditioned big band.

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Emma Chorus

A relaxed and welcoming, non-auditioned ensemble at Emmanuel College.

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Emma Jazz

An Emmanuel-based (but open to everyone) jazz band that plays mainly jazz and funk tunes with some pop arrangements and classic vocal numbers thrown in too!

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Fitz Swing

Cambridge University's longest-running big band based in Fitzwilliam College.

FlashBand

FlashBand can connect you to like-minded musicians and help you make your own band!

Guitar Lessons

A brand-new initiative offering individual and group guitar lessons for students of the University of Cambridge.

Homerton Singers

The Homerton Singers is an unauditioned choir which sing a range of music from pop to opera. Open to all students, staff, and local community members.

Hook, Line and Lyric

A songwriting competition in partnership between Jesus College, Cambridge, and the Centre for Music Performance.

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Hot Content

A popular 10 piece pop-funk student band.

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Hughes Hall Choir

The non-auditioned choir of Hughes Hall.

Instrumental Awards for Chamber Music Scheme (IAS)

Enabling students to participate in high-quality chamber music at the University, open to undergraduates and graduates at all Colleges.

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Inter Alios

Read more about Inter Alios

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Jesus College Choir

Read more about the Choirs of Jesus College

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King’s Voices

Read more about King's Voices

Kitchen Sync

A pop covers band based in Cambridge.

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Laura, Lie

A Cambridge student band specialising in rock and pop hits.

Live Sound Mixing Classes

Develop your skills in live sound mixing

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Magdalene College Choir

Read more about Magdalene College Choir

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Masterclasses

An inspiring and ambitious programme of masterclasses, workshops and events across multiple genres.

Music Production Classes

Do you want to produce and release your own music? Check out our music production classes!

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Musicians’ wellbeing classes

Wellbeing sessions for musicians, including Yoga, Alexander Technique, and breath-work.

Notorious

Notorious is Cambridge's leading upper voices a Cappella group. f.k.a. Sidney SusSex Pistols.

OurCambridge Workplace Choir

University of Cambridge Staff Choir that sing a variety of styles including pop, jazz and World Music.

Quasar

A student band blending Hip-Hop and jazz.

Reed Only

A versatile Sax Quartet.

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Robinson College Music Society

Read more about Robinson College Music Society

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SECCO (Sidney, Emma, Corpus Christi Orchestra)

Sidney Sussex, Emmanuel and Corpus Christi (SECCO) is a cross-college, non-auditioned orchestra.

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Selwyn College Chapel Choir

Read more about Selwyn College Chapel Choir

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Selwyn College Music Society

Read more about Selwyn College Music Society

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Soft Crunchy Landing

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Songwriting Classes

Unlock your creative potential with Songwriting Classes!

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St Catharine’s College Choir

Read more about St Catharine's College Choir

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St Catharine’s College Music Society

Read more about St Catharine's College Music Society

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St Edmund’s Chapel Schola

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St Edmund’s College Chapel Choir

Read more about St Edmund's College Chapel Choir

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St John’s College Music Society

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St John’s Voices

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Stubborn Youth Football Club

A Cambridge student funk band.

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Take it to the Bridge

Have you imagined yourself on the same stage as the likes of Lionel Richie, Kool and the Gang, or Sophie Ellis-Bextor? A student band competition run in partnership with the Cambridge Club Festival.

The ACS Compozers

Promoting and inspiring music-making among African and Caribbean students.

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The Chapel Choir of Downing College

Read more about the Chapel Choir of Downing College

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The Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College

Read more about the The Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College

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The Chapel Choir of Robinson College

Read more about the Chapel Choir of Robinson College

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The Charter Choir of Homerton College

Read more about the Charter Choir of Homerton College

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The Choir of Christ’s College

Read more about the Choir of Christ's College

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The Choir of Clare College

Read more about the Choir of Clare College

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The Choir of Corpus Christi College

Read more about the Choir of Corpus Christi College

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The Choir of Girton College

Read more about the Choir of Girton College

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The Choir of Gonville & Caius College

Read more about the Choir of Gonville & Caius College

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The Choir of King’s College

Read more about the Choir of King's College, Cambridge

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The Choir of Peterhouse College

Read more about the Choir of Peterhouse College

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The Choir of Queens’ College

Read more about the Choir of Queens' College

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The Choir of Sidney Sussex College

Read more about the Choir of Sidney Sussex College

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The Choir of St John’s College

Read more about the Choir of St John's College

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The Choir of Trinity College

Read more about the Choir of Trinity College

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The Choirs of Pembroke College

Read more about the Choirs of Pembroke College

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The Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir

Read more about The Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir

The Joseph Septet

A contemporary jazz septet led by drummer, Noam Solomons-Wise.

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Trinity College Music Society

Find out more about Trinity College Music Society

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Trinity Hall Chapel Choir

Read more about Trinity Hall Chapel Choir

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Trinity Hall Music Society

Read more about Trinity Hall Music Society

Trumpington Street Orchestra

Giving student musicians of all abilities from all over Cambridge an opportunity to experience playing in an orchestra.

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University Lieder Scheme

Providing coaching to the most promising Lieder singers and accompanists in the University.

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University of Cambridge Concert Band

A large student-run, non-audition band for wind and brass instruments.

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University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra

A non-audition orchestra, welcoming all skill levels.

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Voices of Newnham

An a cappella group which performs at all the college concerts, as well as at special events throughout the year.

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Wolfson Chamber Singers

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Wolfson College Choir

Read more about Wolfson College Choir

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Wolfson College Music Society

Read more about Wolfson College Music Society