Cambridge Competitive Music Festival - a history

Celebrating 90 years of music-making and performance

The new committee are going to compile a detailed history of CCMF, from its founding by Emily Lewis, acknowledging the dedication of its outgoing committee Rex Freeman, Rosemary Wheeler, Jane Freeman and Roger Bond, to its new incarnation as Cambridge Community Music Festival in Spring 2024.

If you have any information which would help, please get in touch:

Rex Freeman, outgoing Chairperson, says: 

"when the Cambridge Competitive Music Festival began in 1934, its main aim was to encourage music making.

 That's still our aim.

 We hope it will provide an incentive for musicians of all abilities to

 share their music with other musicians of similar talents and musical interests

receive advice & encouragement from very experienced professional musicians".