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This summer Clarence Adoo received an award from the Royal Academy of Music. HRH the Duchess of Gloucester presented the award at the Covent Garden Freemasons Hall, making Clarence a recipient of this years Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon FRAM).
Clarence received his award alongside sitarist Anoushka Shankar (Hon RAM), and Film & TV composer Carl Davis (CBA, Hon RAM). A number of other Academy professors, visiting professors, festival directors and conductors received Honorary RAMs. A number of FRAMs were also awarded to a group, including Katherine Jenkins OBE.
The following extracts from the Salvation Army magazine, 'The Salvationist' explain in more detail about Clarence's award, and what he has been doing, in addition to receiving the award, during the COVID pandemic:
"At a ceremony in London the Royal Academy of Music saw fit to bestow an award on Clarence for his services to music... HRH the Duchess of Gloucester admitted Dr Clarence Adoo MBE as a recipient of this year’s honorary fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music so that his full title is now Dr Clarence Adoo, MBE, Hon FRAM."
"... in the past year, apart from three spells in hospital and a period at home with Covid, [Clarence] has been involved in a huge number of projects, including recording a podcast for The Salvation Army, a video for Leicester Education, filming for an international wellbeing festival in a castle in Durham, livestreaming to a conference with an opera, a workshop stream and inclusion advice for the National Youth Brass Band, and a live stream and putting text to a special commission for the Royal Northern Sinfonia.
"Clarence has also given radio and TV interviews as well as advice to groups such as Edinburgh University students. He has spoken to a music conservatoire committee and the Guildhall School of Music about inclusion, the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, USA, postgraduates in Canada, the Cabinet Office regarding the music curriculum, the British Paraorchestra and a Live Tech Conference project.
"Clarence is a continuing inspiration to everyone... and we are delighted that the Royal Academy of Music has seen fit to honour him in this way."
Read more about Clarence's Hon FRAM award here.
To see the official 2021 Honours announcement from the Royal Academy of music click here.
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