Clare College Cambridge

Clare College Song Competition


Clare College is hosting its biannual Song Competition in 2017 for solo singers and piano accompanists studying at Cambridge University in the performance of Art Song. The competition will be adjudicated across three rounds by Dr Geoffrey Webber, Margaret Faultless, Nicola-Jane Kemp, Graham Ross, and as a Head Judge at the final by the celebrated Tenor Andrew Staples, who will give a public masterclass for invited performers from the Semi-Final and Final rounds.

1st prize:

The Clare College Singer’s Prize, £400

A London lunchtime recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

2nd prize:


The Clare College Accompanist's Prize:


(not necessarily from the winning singer’s duo)

To apply, please find below the Competition Rules and Application Form.

The deadline for submission of both Application Form and audio recordings is 3pm & 8pm respectively on Wednesday 30 November 2016.