Birmingham Conservatoire academic receives fellowship award


Professor David Saint, Acting Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, was one of five recipients of the prestigious Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) fellowship award at a special ceremony which took place last month in Exeter Cathedral.

The RSCM supports a world-wide network of over 8,000 churches, schools and individuals and are committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship. The fellowship from RSCM was awarded to Professor Saint on Saturday 16 June for his distinguished contribution in the field of church music.

Professor Saint has been Organist and Director of Music at St Chad’s Cathedral for over 30 years as well as Vice Principal and currently Acting Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University.

Professor Saint said: “It's a great honour to receive this award for doing something I enjoy. St Chads is a historic building with a very long music tradition; it now has a very fine choir with many Conservatoire students and staff involved, and also one of the most highly acclaimed organs in the country. This is now the main teaching and examining instrument for the Conservatoire.

Other recipients of fellowship awards from RSCM included the internationally renowned countertenor, James Bowman.

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