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John Clemson MBE

CME Mentor

John Clemson MBE

John Clemson MBE

CME Mentor

Born and educated in Birmingham, John Clemson studied to diploma level at Birmingham School of Music and then gained a Cert Ed and combined a career as a ’cello teacher with active work as a freelance musician. John moved from Solihull to Birmingham Music Service in 1976 and continued as a highly successful ‘cello and double bass teacher. He held a number of managerial posts at increasing levels of responsibility since 1991 culminating in 14 years as Head of Service. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Birmingham Conservatoire in June 2007, and was awarded an MBE in 2016.