Cambridge is a great place to study for anyone wanting to combine a world-class academic education in any subject with deep involvement in music.

Students at Cambridge have opportunities to get involved with an incredibly wide range of musical activity: from world-leading choirs to a thriving bands scene, and from Hip Hop and DJ societies to Jazz and world music ensembles, there really is something for everyone.

Students wishing to get involved with music for the first time have the opportunity to learn an instrument from scratch, to attend introductory classes on music production, DJing, songwriting and sound technology, or to join an ensemble which welcomes musical beginners.

More advanced musicians have opportunities to join one of the flagship University ensembles or to apply for a choral award or organ scholarship or a place on the Instrumental Awards Scheme, the newly-launched Advanced Popular Performance Scheme or the Lieder Scheme.

A number of activities are open to university staff and members of the local community.

The University and its Colleges benefit from exceptional facilities for music.  There are numerous venues across the University, from historic college chapels to student-run bars to a fully-equipped Concert Hall.  The Faculty of Music is home to a studio and to a dedicated computer room running cutting-edge music production software.  Collectively the University and Colleges own well over 100 pianos, the East of England’s largest set of orchestral percussion instruments, a rapidly growing stock of drum kits, PA systems, amps and other equipment for popular music, a Javanese Gamelan, a set of traditional Indian instruments, some 30 organs, historic keyboard instruments including harpsichords and chamber organs, and even a specially-commissioned orchestra of baroque instruments.