Conducting Scholarships

Ben Glassberg – Conducting Scholar 2013-14 and winner of the Grand Prix at the 55th Besançon Young Conductors’ Competition 2017

Ben Glassberg – Conducting Scholar 2013-14 and winner of the Grand Prix at the 55th Besançon Young Conductors’ Competition 2017

Cambridge University Musical Society Conducting Competition

Each year, applications are invited for opportunities to conduct Cambridge University Sinfonia (CUS) and Cambridge University Wind Orchestra (CUWO) for the following academic year.

The CUMS Conducting Scholar will have the opportunity of conducting the Cambridge University Sinfonia (CUS) and assisting the guest conductors of the Cambridge University Orchestra (CUO). CUMS contributes towards conducting lessons for the Scholar and provides scores for all of their concerts. Additionally, there will be two assistant student conductors. One assistant will also have the opportunity of conducting CUS and preparing and assisting guest conductors for the Cambridge University Orchestra. The second assistant will have the opportunity of conducting CUWO for the entire season.

Applicants must be in statu pupillari at Cambridge University at the time of the auditioning and during the following academic year.

The Cambridge University Musical Society Conducting Competition 2020 will be held on 30th January.

Cambridge University Musical Society Conducting Competition 2019

We are delighted to announce the results of the CUMS Conducting Competition 2018. Congratulations to:

Tess Jackson – CUMS Conducting Scholar

and Carlos Rodriguez – CUMS Assistant Conductor

who will direct the CUMS orchestras during the 2019-2020 season.

We are very grateful to Sian Edwards and John Wilan for judging this year’s competition.

Previous CUMS Conducting Scholars

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

 

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Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
CUMS Conductor Laureate
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Director, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis
Artistic Advisor
Sian Edwards
Associate Directors, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
David Lowe, Nicholas Mulroy