Honorary Fellowship for Adoo
The Royal Academy of Music has announced that inspirational trumpet player and musician Clarence Adoo is to become an Honorary Fellow (Hon FRAM). The honour will be conferred at the RAM’s graduation ceremony taking place in July at Freemason's Hall in Covent Garden.
Hugely respected and admired within the brass band movement Clarence is a founder of the British Paraorchestra and Friends which is now recognised as the first professionally funded disabled orchestra in the world. He is also the patron for 'Open Youth Orchestras', a programme which is currently running in special educational needs schools of around 300 children in the UK, and recently he gave an inspirational talk to the members of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on their on-line Easter course.
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