Monday 17 June 2013

Paul Farmer MBE

RCM alumnus Paul Farmer has been made an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

After graduating from the RCM Paul moved into teaching, initially as Head of Music and then as Head Teacher. He also worked as a choirmaster and music examiner, and has been credited with creating the first public examination in pop music. His influential music education books have sold more than 300,000 copies. For many years he has served as a councillor in his home town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Also honoured with an OBE is John Gilhooly HonRCM, Artistic Director of Wigmore Hall and Chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Congratulations to him, and also to the many other performers and administrators recognised for their service to music.

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