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Professor Emily Howard elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts

9 Feb 2024

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We're absolutely delighted to announce that Professor Emily Howard has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts. An alumna of Lincoln (1997, Mathematics and Computation), she is one of two Academicians elected this year.

An Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Emily Howard’s distinctive music is notable for its granular use of instrumental colour, powerful use of text and inventive connections with shapes and processes. Her works – spanning large-scale word settings, orchestral music and chamber works, opera and multimedia installations – are commissioned, performed and broadcast all over the world. Her work includes portrait albums The Anvil (Delphian, 2023), Torus (NMC, 2023) and Magnetite (NMC, 2016). She is Professor of Composition and founding director of PRiSM, the Centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Click HERE for a full biography.

Emily said, "Receiving the distinction of Honorary Fellow from the Royal Academy of Arts is a tremendous honour. This esteemed institution’s commitment to artist-led excellence in creativity resonates deeply with my own pursuit of pushing artistic boundaries and forging new connections. I am very grateful for this recognition and look forward to contributing to the rich legacy of creativity and innovation upheld by the Royal Academy.”

The Royal Academy of Arts was founded by King George III in 1768. An independent, privately-funded institution, it is led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to be a strong voice for art and artists. Its public programme promotes the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.

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