School of Music senior lecturer receives musical honour

New Zealand School of Music senior lecturer Mark Donlon has been awarded an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) honour.

Associateship is an honour awarded to past students of the RAM who have distinguished themselves and have made a significant contribution to the music profession.

Mark, who has studied and lectured at the Royal Academy of Music, says that he is pleased to be recognised for his musical successes.

“I remember how it was when I first went there, and I felt somewhat overawed and overwhelmed by what was happening. It’s an amazing institution so it never occurred to me that I’d be someone who would receive the Associateship. I’m honoured.”

Mark has been at NZSM since 2013 as a senior lecturer in jazz piano. He has been the Head of Jazz at NZSM, and has taught and examined at leading conservatories such as Trinity Laban, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the DIT Conservatoire in Dublin and has held senior academic positions at Leeds College of Music.