Gowns and Hoods

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.

There is one non-award-bearing hood, The Membership hood, which simply shows an affiliation with the School.

Details of all of our hoods are listed below.

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.

Membership (MCertNMSM) Hood

Non-academic hood denoting subscriptive membership.

Associate (ANMSM) Hood

First professional diploma hood awarded for assessments and examinations.

Licentiate (LNMSM) Hood

Intermediate professional diploma hood awarded for assessments and examinations.

Fellow (FNMSM) and Honorary Fellow (HonFNMSM) Hood

Top professional diploma hood awarded for assessments and examinations. This is also the hood for an honorary Fellowship.

Senior Fellow (SnrFNMSM) Hood

Award for 10 years continuous service as a Fellow.

DipOrgNMSM

Awarded to organists following a successful assessment.

ChoristerDipNMSM

Awarded to choristers/singers following a successful assessment.