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Typical Offer Conditions

IB:41 points, with 776 at Higher Level
Other:See the University's Entrance Requirements page

Subject Requirements

Essential:Music A Level (or equivalent) OR ABRSM Grade 8 Theory

Written Work

Two school essays in Music plus two harmony exercises.

Admissions Assessment

A written assessment taken on the day of the interview. This test is 1 hour in duration and includes written exercises in music such as harmonisation of a chorale melody, recognition of musical forms and/or styles and some chord analysis.

Before the interview itself, you may be given something to read which will be discussed in the interview.

General Comments

Candidates should also be acquainted with the standard musical repertory and have experience of writing about music in clear English. You should have a good musical ear, a reasonable facility at the keyboard (roughly equivalent to Grade 5 ABRSM or above) and some basic knowledge of harmony and counterpoint.


Miss Vicky Mills
Admissions Officer
Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TJ

t: +44 1223 332535

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