Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools


We make every effort to assist genuinely needy students (normally, but not always, under 25 years old) with the course fees. However our funds are limited and dependent upon donations from benefactors.

Only rarely are we able to give full scholarships, to cover the full course fees. Applicants should be prepared, if possible, to pay some or most of the cost themselves.

Applicants are encouraged to seek help from their local authorities, schools, colleges and sponsors, and to undertake fund-raising activities such as giving concerts. Course costs can be reduced by self-catering for some meals, or by staying with friends in Cambridge.

To apply (in confidence) for financial help, send in your application form and deposit cheque as early as possible, enclosing a letter detailing your financial circumstances, and endorsed by your parent or guardian if you are living at home. Your deposit will be returned if sufficient funds cannot be found; your cheque will not be cashed until/unless you are accepted.


We are extremely grateful for all benefactions. These regularly include the Eastern Early Music Forum Scholarship, with priority given to music students from East Anglia and Eastern Europe, and an anonymous donation in memory of Robert Farrell.

If you would like to make a donation, however large or small, to assist other musicians to attend the summer schools, we would love to hear from you. Any money donated for this purpose will go entirely towards helping someone to join one of the courses who would genuinely be unable to attend without such help. Donations may be acknowledged or anonymous, as you prefer. Thank you.

Contact: |  tel: +44 (0) 1223 847330 |  fax: +44 (0) 1223 701914  
Christopher Roberts, Administrator
Cambridge Early Music is a registered charity, No. 1127932, and a private limited company registered in England and Wales,
No. 6463812     Registered office: 5 Tunwell's Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5LJ, UK