Are you considering studying Music at university or college? Do you want to find out more information about what music courses at different institutions are like, to find out which might be best for you?

We know that the content of courses can vary quite a lot between different universities, so we want to help you access real-life student experiences, so you can make the right decisions about your future!

Studying music at Oxford University

Here’s Sofia, taking you through what it’s like to study Music at the University of Oxford, what the course structure is like, and why she chose a music degree over a practical conservatoire degree.


Next steps for teens looking to study music in college or university

Experience what studying music at a prestigious university like Oxford is really like, and get a head start on your music degree. Learn more about Oxford Scholastica Academy’s Art Summer School for High School Students.


Sofia Kirwan-Baez has just graduated from a Music degree at the University of Oxford.

Born in Venezuela, but raised predominantly in France, she spent most of her time at Oxford pursuing singing opportunities alongside her degree, and will start a postgraduate degree in Vocal Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff this September.

Sofia also worked for OSA (Oxford Scholastica Academy) as an Oxford Summer School Activities Coordinator in 2017, and again as a Head of House in 2018.