Trinity Laban alumnus Richard Gaddes has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music, New York City.

The commencement ceremony will take place on Friday 12 May 2017 at the Manhattan School of Music and The Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan. The ceremony will be live streamed on their website.

Richard commented:

“My four years at what was then called Trinity College of Music were some of the happiest days of my life. Although this will be my fourth honorary doctorate, I am most proud of the degree I received in 1964 which was earned as the result of receiving such fine teaching from the wonderful professors at the Institution. I will always be grateful for that.”

During his time at Trinity Laban, Richard was Head Student 1963-64 and President of the Students Union. He has sustained an outstanding career across the UK and USA, serving as the general director of Santa Fe Opera and as co-founder & general director of Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

To find out more about studying with us visit the Trinity Laban website.

For more information and to watch the live stream visit the Manhattan School of Music website

Image: The Riverside Church