Join us!

Do you want to be part of Cambridge’s most diverse, ambitious, exciting yet friendly and sociable music society? If so, this is the place for you.

CUMS can offer you unequalled opportunities. As well as attracting Cambridge’s finest student talent, our ensembles frequently work with top professional conductors and soloists. Our workshops and masterclasses, run by professional musicians, work on aspects of technique and interpretation. The Society organizes frequent tours – recent destinations have included Boston Massachusetts, Prague, Austria and Sweden.

Life isn’t all about hard work, and you’ll find that being a member of CUMS doesn’t end in the rehearsal room! We’ve got an active social calendar, based around post-concert parties, formal halls, Society get-togethers and dinners, plus informal post-rehearsal pub trips and curries. Performing with CUMS is a great way to meet like-minded musicians from around the University and beyond. You’ll develop friendships which could last a lifetime.

Which group is for you?

Your musical interests and standard will be important in determining which group is for you. Read through the profiles of the ensembles to find out more:


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
Principal Guest Conductor Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Peter Stark
Director CU Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis