Quincy Jones DMus

-Posted on 03.07.2015

The Academy honours a musical legend

Honorary Doctorate of the University of London was presented to Quincy Jones at the Academy’s Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 2nd July.

The Orator, John Suchet, said:
‘Quincy Jones has been at the very forefront of composition and production for over 60 years. He is THE barometer of great musical taste, sound production and artistic quality. He is also outstandingly philanthropic... with the greatest pleasure we recognize the career of Quincy Jones today and celebrate his exemplary musical life and achievements’.

Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, said:
‘It is a great pleasure to welcome Quincy Jones to the Academy’s most prestigious club. Few musicians, in any era, have had such a consistent record of success — at the very highest international level — across such a long, varied and fruitful career.’

The Academy, as a constituent college of the University of London, has the right to propose illustrious musicians to be awarded the degree of Doctor of Music ‘honoris  causa’. The complete list of previous recipients is: the late Sir Colin Davis (2002), Sir Elton John (2002), the late Sir Charles Mackerras (2005), Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (2006), Daniel Barenboim (2010), Pierre Boulez (2010), Stephen Sondheim (2010), Sir Simon Rattle (2011), Sir George Martin (2011), Sir Mark Elder (2012), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (2013), Sir Thomas Allen (2014) and Sir Ralph Kohn (2014).

Quincy Jones receiving his doctorate

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