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Where’s My Freaking Dressing Room?!

Join Cambridge alumni Alexander Simpson and Helen Daniels for a podcast discussing the world of classical music and what things are really like backstage. Where’s My Freaking Dressing Room?! gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of...

Competitions

Cambridge University Musical Society (CUMS) usually holds yearly Conducting, Concerto and Composition Competitions, something that is really important to us and integral in our usual season structure. Unfortunately, this year we are unable to hold...

Merry Christmas from CUMS

The CUMS office is closed from end of play today (18 Dec) until Monday 4th January! We wish you all the best for the festive period, and hope that you all have a relaxing break. Looking forward to seeing you for some music-making in the New Year......

Lent Term Concert announcements…

Are coming soon! We currently have 9 concerts planned for Lent Term, so watch this space. We cannot wait to share some of our music-making with you! Bring on 2021...

Auditions, auditions, auditions

Orchestral auditions for CUO, CUS, and CUWO are now closed. You can still audition for CUSC, to do so all you need to do is fill in this form! Auditions for Cambridge University Chamber Choir: the deadline is 7 December. Click here to read...

Chorus Q&A

Our Symphony Chorus is also doing a Q&A just about singing (woo!) on Wednesday 7 October, at 1pm. You can join their Q&A here. Any questions please do email info@camchorus.uk!

Virtual Freshers’ Fair: CUMS Q&A

Sign up here to take part in the CUMS Q&A on Tuesday 6 October, 1-1.40pm via Zoom. This event is your chance to ask questions to some of our ensemble presidents and student members about what being part of CUMS is like! Hoping to see lots of...

Orchestral Auditions are live!

Sign up for our orchestral auditions are now live! You can find out about this year's format, and how to sign up here.

Virtual Open Days

The University of Cambridge has Open Days this week (Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September). To find out more, particularly about the live Performance Q&A on Thursday, visit here.

Orchestral Auditions

We are currently still working on how orchestral auditions are going to work this year, so they are inline with Government and University guidelines. Please be patient with us while we do so, and know that we are working hard to get information out...

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University of Cambridge Virtual Open Days

We are excited about the University of Cambridge's Virtual Open Days that are happening Thursday (17) and Friday (18) this week! There are plenty of resources available for you to find out more about the University, particularly if you want to know...

Congratulations on your A-Level Results!

Hello! Enormous congratulations to those of you who have picked up A-Level results today and are looking forward to joining us in Cambridge in a couple of months time.  Hopefully by virtue of looking at our website, you’re interested in the...

University of Cambridge Virtual Open Days 2020

The Faculty of Music is delighted to be taking part in the University Virtual Open Days. If you missed the Performance Webinar today, then there is an opportunity to attend tomorrow (Friday 3 July) at 11.00 am instead. With Professor Maggie...

CUMS Audience Survey

We would be grateful if you could fill out this very short survey to help us with planning for our audiences next season.

Reflections from the President

A reflection on the CUMS 2019-20 Season from outgoing Student President Helena Mackie. Like so many other societies and arts organisations around the world, the virtual nature of the summer term of 2020 has mean that CUMS members and audiences have...

CUMS 2020-21 Student President announced:

We are delighted to announce that Music student William Rose of Queens' College Cambridge has been appointed as CUMS Student President for the 2020-21 Season. He will be supported by new Vice-President Eleanor Medcalf, also from Queens'....

Welcome to our new Youtube Channel!

Welcome to our new Cambridge University Musical Society Youtube Channel, where you can be the first to watch concerts in our isolation series. The last two are available already, and the next one will broadcast at 7 pm on 14 May....

CUMS Online Mini-Concert Series

Our next concert is an excerpt of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, performed by Leo Appel & Cambridge University Sinfonia, under the baton of CUMS Conducting Scholar Tess Jackson. The concert will broadcast on 14 May at 7 pm on our Facebook page...

CUMS Student President 2020-21 & CULCS applications open

Applications to be the next CUMS Student President for the 2020-21 season are still open, as are applications for the role of President of the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series & other committee positions. Full details for all roles...

Leo Appel & Kevin Loh

Last term Leo and Kevin were announced as joint winners of the CUMS Concerto Competition 2020-21, giving them the opportunity to perform with the University Orchestra next season. In the meantime, catch up on Kevin's Online Lunchtime Recital for St...