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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

John Adams joins RAM as visiting professor

4:50, 6th February 2017

John Adams has joined the Royal Academy of Music as a visiting professor.

Adams’ relationship with RAM began in 2012, when he conducted concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center and the BBC Proms in which RAM students performed alongside Juilliard School players.

The Academy devoted a day to Adams’ music in 2015, during which he was given an honorary doctorate; more recently, he worked with young composers from the Junior Academy and conducted the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra.

He will return to the Academy in April 2017 to work with opera course students, and later in the year to work with instrumentalists and composers.

Adams said he was ‘proud and delighted’, adding: ‘I’ll be able to spend time with the young composers, singers and instrumentalists in a relationship that is as fruitful for me as it hopefully will be for the students.’

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