Outreach

The Faculty of Music welcomes applicants from any and all backgrounds. If you’re excited about the idea of studying the history, theory, performance, and composition of music from around the world then Oxford could be for you! If you’re thinking about studying music here, we invite you to come to one of our open days, so you can find out more about the course and about life at the University.

UNIQ is a free, annual residential course open to state-educated students who are in their first year of A-levels or equivalent studies. The course gives you a taste of what studying music at Oxford would be like, and helps you prepare for your application. More details about the course and how to apply are available on the UNIQ website: https://www.uniq.ox.ac.uk

We have two open days every year, in June and September. You’ll be able to meet subject tutors and talk to students, ask about applications, and get more information about what it’s like to live in Oxford. This year, all our open days will be online: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/virtual-open-day

These conferences run every March. They give Year 12 students an insight into what living and studying at Oxford and Cambridge is like, and provide information about how the application process works. More information is available on their website: https://ocsc2021.vfairs.com

Does music matter? You can explore the ‘big questions’ about music on Oxplore, the University’s digital outreach portal. https://oxplore.org/question-detail/does-music-matter

Pathways run events for state schools that give information, advice, and guidance about applying to Oxford. More information about their Taster Days for Year 10 and Investigating Options programme for Year 11 are available on their website: https://www.pathways.ox.ac.uk

We are currently planning our fun days, which will run throughout the year for visiting school children. Students will be able to explore the Faculty’s Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the electronic music studios, and take part in a gamelan workshop. We will also bring our Faculty to you — professional performers and Faculty students will be offering taster concerts for schools.

The gamelan is an Indonesian orchestra of bronze gongs and other metallophones. The Faculty’s Bate Collection runs workshops teaching students how to play the instruments, while discovering the cultural context of the music, and the influence the gamelan has had on Western composers. For all bookings, please email bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk

UNIQ summer schools. UNIQ is a free, annual residential course open to state-educated students who are in their first year of A-levels or equivalent studies. The course gives you a taste of what studying music at Oxford would be like, and helps you prepare for your application. More details about the course and how to apply are available on the UNIQ website: https://www.uniq.ox.ac.uk

 

Open days. We have two open days every year, in June and September. You’ll be able to meet subject tutors and talk to students, ask about applications, and get more information about what it’s like to live in Oxford. This year, all our open days will be online: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/virtual-open-day

 

Oxford and Cambridge student conferences. These conferences run every March. They give Year 12 students an insight into what living and studying at Oxford and Cambridge is like, and provide information about how the application process works. More information is available on their website: https://ocsc2021.vfairs.com

 

Oxplore. Does music matter? You can explore the ‘big questions’ about music on Oxplore, the University’s digital outreach portal. https://oxplore.org/question-detail/does-music-matter

 

Oxford Pathways. Pathways run events for state schools that give information, advice, and guidance about applying to Oxford. More information about their Taster Days for Year 10 and Investigating Options programme for Year 11 are available on their website: https://www.pathways.ox.ac.uk

 

Faculty fun days. We are currently planning our fun days, which will run throughout the year for visiting school children. Students will be able to explore the Faculty’s Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the electronic music studios, and take part in a gamelan workshop. We will also bring our Faculty to you — professional performers and Faculty students will be offering taster concerts for schools.

 

Gamelan workshops. The gamelan is an Indonesian orchestra of bronze gongs and other metallophones. The Faculty’s Bate Collection runs workshops teaching students how to play the instruments, while discovering the cultural context of the music, and the influence the gamelan has had on Western composers. For all bookings, please email bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk

 

Still have questions? You can explore our digital resource for students of all ages here, and if there’s something specific you want to find out about, head over to our questions page. You can find out about the University’s access work more broadly on our access pages.

 

Supported by: The Finzi Trust, Patsy Wood Trust