Organ Scholarships

The King's College Chapel organ

If you are an organist of a high standard and you want to study at King's you may be eligible for a scholarship award. You do not have to study Music to apply for the scholarship; Organ Scholarships can be combined with any subject taught at King's except Medicine and Architecture.

The Director of Music encourages all potential Organ Scholars to come to see him at any time before the auditions. When they visit, he will hear them play, talk to them in detail about the Organ Scholar's life and work, and advise them on how to approach the audition and interview process.

Over and above the Organ Scholarship, the college pays for organ lessons and training in Alexander Technique. It also provides every Scholar with a piano in their room. Of course, your duties as an Organ Scholar are very much in addition to a commitment to the academic subject you are studying. However, King’s is a relaxed college and the choir a very friendly group. In balancing music and academic work, the Organ Scholars also enjoy a good social life.
 


 

Contacting King's

As an Organ applicant you have two main points of contact with King's:

1. The Admissions Office

(Telephone 01223 331255; email: undergraduate.admissions@kings.cam.ac.uk)

If your question relates to the application process, filling in forms, deadlines, academic course content and requirements, exam results, Open Days etc. then please contact the Admissions Office directly. Do also ensure that you read the Study at King's section of this website carefully.

2. The Director of Music / The Choir Office

(Telephone: 01223 331 224; email: choir@kings.cam.ac.uk)

If your question requires musical expertise or relates to musical auditions or life and work as an Organ scholar at King's, then please contact The Director of Music, Daniel Hyde, via the Choir Office. Daniel is happy to meet you before you audition (this can be arranged to coincide with King's Open Days or any time you visit if you contact the Choir Office).

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Our Organ Scholars are undergraduate students at the College who have a range of roles in assisting the Director of Music.
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The unique Harrison & Harrison organ in King's College Chapel is inextricably associated with our famous College Choir.
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Thinking of applying to King's? See here for a breakdown of the process, from submitting your UCAS application to receiving your offer.
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Applying for entry in 2022, or for deferred entry in 2023? Check the dates and deadlines for your application here.  

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