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New Committee Positions Filled: CULCS

Details on new members of the CULCS committee can be found here. Applications to be part of the series are open until Monday (5 July). More details can be found on this page.

CUMS Conducting Competition 2021: Results

The CUMS Conducting Scholar and Assistant Conductor for 2021/22 have been announced. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the musicians who took part, and to our judges Sian Edwards and Natalia Luis-Bassa.

Conducting Competition Now Open

You can now apply to take part in our annual Conducting Competition. All the details including how to apply can be found here.

CUMS Student President 2021-22

We are delighted to announce that Music student Harriet Patterson of Jesus College, Cambridge has been appointed as CUMS Student President for the 2021-22 Season. We are really looking forward to working with Harriet, and to seeing what she has to...

CUMS Student President Applications

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for our CUMS Student President role. Details can be found on the attached document, and any questions should be directed to Katharine Ambrose (kla39). Deadline is Monday 26 April, and...

Mahler 4: TONIGHT

TONIGHT you can stream Mahler 4 (arr. Iain Farrington) performed by the Gustav Mahler Orchestra and conducted by former CUMS Student President and Assistant Conductor Ed Liebrecht. Also featuring soprano Helena Moore, former president of the...

Centre for Music Performance (CMP)

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, announces a new Centre for Music Performance (CMP) at the University of Cambridge. CUMS has been very involved in this initiative, and it is really wonderful that it has become a reality. This is a...

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......

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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...