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Fellowship of the Guild of Musicians and Singers

Iain Masson is delighted to have been elected as a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers, carrying the post nominals FGMS.


He will be presented with his Fellowship certificate at a ceremony in the church of All Hallows by the Tower next to the Tower of London in October.


The Guild regards itself as a learned society and is not an examining body. It consists of over 500 members, and includes several distinguished musicians among its Honorary Fellows.


Although the idea of organizing professional musicians in guilds can be traced back to the Romans in the early part of the 7th century, the formation, at least in London, of a fraternity or guild of musicians seems not to have begun until around 1350 or later.



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