While most of us will have come across organ scholars during our time at Oxford, their relative scarcity means that we might not necessarily known what the role entails.

This video, produced by Fugue State Films for the Faculty of Music, illustrates the life of organ scholars across Oxford, from the application procedure right through to practice and performance. It’s a rare insight into one of the more unsung musical roles within the university — so sit back and enjoy.

Video commissioned from Fugue State Films by the Betts Fund. Image by JMC Photos under Creative Commons license.