The School offers a comprehensive range of academic hoods, which reflect the level of academic attainment, either by assessment or examination.
In the case of honorary Fellowships, the standard Fellowship hood is used.
Two hoods are non-award-bearing.
Details of all of our hoods are listed below. The School also has its own academic gown.
The School’s official robe maker is Graduation Attire, Bedford, part of the Evess Group.
Please Note: Academic Regalia for the NMSM can only be ordered through the School and not direct from Graduation Attire.
Non-academic hood denoting subscriptive membership.
Non-academic hood denoting membership in the year 2000.
First professional diploma hood awarded for assessments and examinations.
Intermediate professional diploma hood awarded for assessments and examinations.
Top professional diploma hood awarded for assessments and examinations. This is also the hood for an honorary Fellowship.
Award for 10 years continuous service as a Fellow. A gold band can also be added to an Associate or Licentiate hood for 10 years continuous service.
Awarded to liturgical organists following a successful assessment.