The University of Cambridge was the first institution in the world to award a dedicated Bachelor of Music degree. The Faculty of Music was established in 1947, and has this since grown into an academic centre covering all the aspects of study and research within in music.[1]

The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) judged research at the Faculty to be in the highest possible category (4*) for 45% of the faculty member's research output.[2] According to The Guardian's University Guide 2013, the Faculty has the highest ratio of staff to students in any of the top-10 institutions in the country where one can study music in the UK.[3]

Famous current and past members of the faculty

Main page: Category:Members of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Music

The list includes some of the musicologists, composers and musicians who are or have been active at the faculty:[4]


  1. ^ "Music at Cambridge – a brief history". 2010. Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ "RAE 2008 : Quality profiles". Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  3. ^ "University guide 2013: league table for music". The Guardian. London. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Faculty of Music - Academic and academic related staff". 2012. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.