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Choral and organ scholarships
Oxford choirs enjoy an international reputation for excellence: in chapel, in concert, on tour and on CD. Any talented singer or organist can join in through the choral and organ awards scheme.
The choral foundations – Christ Church, Magdalen and New College – offer the busiest experience for the student, performing on a more or less daily basis during term. Other colleges with mixed choirs – Keble, Queen’s, Merton, St Peter’s, Somerville and Worcester – have fewer services, but are still run by professional musicians. The remaining choirs are directed by their organ scholars.
The University, recognising the educational and cultural value of music in college chapels, is keen to attract the very best singers and organists, and to see as many as possible attend the annual choral and organ open day, which takes the form of a series of workshops and evensong. College visits and enquiries are most welcome.
Oxford is also an excellent place for musicians interested in opera, in orchestral, chamber and piano music, and in instruments of many cultures.
For more information about Organ and Choral Awards, please visit the Music Faculty website.
The following awards are available (click for more information):