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A Choral Award can only be held in conjunction with an academic place at the awarding College. You cannot obtain an Award at more than one College. The Awards are primarily geared towards, and held by, undergraduates, but some Colleges will accept applications from potential postgraduate students (details should be sought from Directors of Music in individual Colleges).

You may list as many or as few Colleges as you like on your application form. Only list Colleges for which you are eligible: Newnham is a women's College and so only women should list Newnham (although Newnham Choral Awards are held in Selwyn College's mixed choir). King's and St John's have both male-voice and mixed choirs.

Please note candidates cannot apply for admission to both Cambridge and Oxford.

Can students studying any course apply for a Choral Award? 

Some Colleges will not consider Choral Award applications from students on particular courses, as detailed below. 

  • Christ's - Architecture restrictions
  • King's - Architecture and Medicine restrictions
  • St John's - Male-voice choir only - Architecture and Veterinary Medicine restrictions
  • Trinity - Medicine restrictions

Contact

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

Key Dates

  • 11 June 2021 - Cambridge Choral Experience application deadline 
  • 26 June 2021 - Cambridge Choral Experience (online)
  • 15 February 2022 - Choral Award application deadline
  • 25 February 2022 - Choral Award references receipt deadline
  • 21-23 March 2022 - Choral Trials
  • 23 April 2022 - Choral Awards Open Day