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The Choral Awards Open Day is held alternately with Oxford each year, either at the end of April or at the beginning of May (see dates on the right-hand sidebar).

Students are welcome to contact the Director(s) of Music at their preferred College for more information. Colleges may also be able to offer advice and guidance to prospective Choral Award applicants at their other open events throughout the year

Vocal Assessment Days

There is an opportunity at the end of September each year to visit Cambridge and obtain advice before applying to the University. At this event, the Directors of Music at the Colleges will be available to offer informal advice on the suitability of your voice for their choirs. They will hear you sing and provide guidance intended to assist you in selecting an appropriate College to apply to in advance of the 15 October application deadline.

Cambridge Choral Experience

The Cambridge Choral Experience gives students and teachers the opportunity to discover what life as a choral scholar at the University of Cambridge involves.


Co-ordinator of the Inter-Collegiate Choral Awards Scheme:

Catherine Groom, Fitzwilliam College

Key Dates

  • 27 April 2019: Choral Awards Open Day
  • 15 February 2020: Choral Awards application deadline
  • 16-18 March 2020: Choral Trials