The Honours Committee of the Royal Academy of Music meets annually in January. Awards suggested by the Committee are ratified by the Governing Body in March.

Membership of the Committee comprises the Chairman of the Academy, up to three members of the Governing Body, the Principal, heads of studies, and  other members of the professorial staff who rotate at three-yearly intervals.

The Academy welcomes nominations for the following annual awards:

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM)

Limited to 300 former Academy students, and awarded to those musicians who have distinguished themselves within the profession.
List of all current Fellows

Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon FRAM)

Limited to 100 distinguished individuals who have rendered signal service to the institution or to the music profession in general.

Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM)

Limited to 300 distinguished musicians who did not attend the Academy.
List of all current Members

Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM)

Awarded to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession.

Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon ARAM)

Awarded to those who have rendered signal service to the Academy, whether they have been professional musicians or not, and who have not been former students of the Academy.

Honorary Doctor of the University (Hon DMus) 

The Academy is also able to make recommendations of a person of conspicuous merit to the University of London for the award. Any member of the Governing Body, Fellows, staff or students may submit a nomination for consideration.

If you wish to nominate anyone for the above awards, please write to the Honours Secretary at the address below by Friday 30th November 2018 and ensure that your nomination includes the following information:

  • The nominee's name and contact details (postal and email address).
  • The reason for your nomination, including as full a biography as possible relating to the nominee.
  • Your email address (for acknowledgement of your nomination).

All enquiries can be directed to:

The Chairman
c/o The Honours Secretary
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5HT

The decision of the Board of Governors is final and there is no appeal process. Notifications will be sent directly to successful candidates. Unsuccessful nominations will not be notified to proposers. Full lists of successful award winners are placed on this website each year.

March 2016 award winners

March 2015 award winners