This page is part of the offer-holders section for students who have been offered an undergraduate place at Christ's College.

There are lots of opportunities for keen musicians at Christ's! As well as the College Music Society and the plethora of other musical groups of all kinds around the University, there is an Instrumental Awards Scheme to promote chamber music amongst students. This is an intercollegiate scheme which is open to students at all Cambridge Colleges.


Please read the Centre for Music Performance information here for details of the instrumental awards (you need to read the whole page).

Application information

The application process and deadlines for students starting in October 2024 are summarised as follows:

When What
Mid- July 2024 Information about the Instrumental Award scheme available. Click here for the set repertoire list, information on how to apply, what to expect at the audition, what the scheme involves and much more.
1 Sept 2024 (9am) Applications open for instrumental awards
You can apply if you have a confirmed place for a course starting in October 2024.
Date tbc
Late Sept 2024
Applications close for instrumental awards
(the 2024 deadline will be confirmed nearer the time. Last year's deadline was 22 Sept, to give you an idea)
Freshers week 2024 Auditions will be held
You will not need to arrive in Cambridge early for Instrumental Award auditions. See arriving in Cambridge for the arrival date.

If your offer is for 2025 or 2026 entry, you would apply in the year that you are due to start your course.


Once you have read the full information, if you have a question about the instrumental award scheme or applying for it, please do not hesitate to email                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


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