Conducting Scholarships


CUMS Conducting Competition 2022 

We are delighted that our Conducting Competition 2022 is open for applications! For full details of how to apply and entry deadlines, please download the file at the link above.

Applications are now open for the Cambridge University Conducting Competition 2022. Applications are welcomed from all those who would like the opportunity to conduct the Cambridge University Sinfonia (CUS) and the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra (CUWO) in the following academic year.


Entry deadline: 5:00pm on Monday 17 January 2022


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Will,


CUMS has two conducting scholarships that are offered to students each academic year. The CUMS Conducting Scholar conducts the Cambridge University Sinfonia (CUS) and is also offered the chance to assist some of the guest conductors of the Cambridge University Orchestra (CUO). Additionally, we have the Assistant Student Conductor position. This assistant has the privilege of conducting Cambridge University Wind Orchestra (CUWO) and they also prepare for and assist guest conductors for the Cambridge University Orchestra (CUO). CUMS contributes towards conducting lessons for both positions and also provides scores for their concerts.


Applicants must be in statu pupillari at Cambridge University at the time of the auditioning and for the duration of the scholarship. 


Previous CUMS Conducting Scholars

2021-22 Jess Hoskins

2020-21   Tess Jackson

2019-20   Tess Jackson
2018-19   Toby Hession
2017-18    Naomi Woo
2016-17    John Tothill
2015-16    Joel Sandelson
2014-15    Joel Sandelson
2013-14    Ben Glassberg
2012-13    William Cole
2011-12    Harry Ogg
2010-11    Harry Ogg