• Scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music Studies Composition, Orchestration, Conducting, Piano, Organ

  • BBC Classical Music Reviewer

  • York University, England. BA Hons. Music

  • York University & The National Film School - MA Film Music and the Visual Arts

  • The first student of film music composition at the Film School.
    Graduates from The National Film School having completed 23 student film scores and studies production, direction, sound, cinematography, editing. 

  • Becomes with two fellow students the first graduates of The National Film School to win the Oscar for "The Dollar Bottom" in the best short film category. 

  • The Royal Academy of Music confers the degree of ARAM

  • Elected First Chair of Music at The National Film and Television School of Great Britain 

  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu confers Honorary Ph.D. at The University of the Western Cape

  • The Royal Academy of Music confers the degree of FRAM