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All Colleges participate in the Instrumental Awards for Chamber Music scheme. The application process takes place once applications for an academic place have been considered and offers have been made.

If you receive an offer of a place at Cambridge and are interested in applying for an Instrumental Award, you must complete the online application form. The completed form including reference must be submitted by 26 February 2021. If you meet the conditions of your Cambridge offer, you will be asked to attend an audition. You will be notified of the date and time of your audition by mid-September 2021. You must keep the whole of the audition period free.

Current students at the University are also able to apply and are required to return their application form by 4 May 2021.

Important dates

  • 26 February 2021: Application deadline for new students
  • 4 May 2021: Application deadline for existing students
  • 30 July 2021: Application deadline for graduate applications

Instrumental Award Application

Application Form

The Instrumental Award application deadline is 26 February 2021.

Award Managers

  • Dr S J Barrett, Director of the IAS
  • Prof Margaret Faultless, Performance Director
  • Dr Martin Ennis
  • Christopher Lawrence
  • Dr Paul Wingfield 
  • Chloe Davidson


Katie Lewis
Administrator, Instrumental Awards for Chamber Music Scheme