Some Recommendations and Awards….

For more details please read the Impact section of my Academic CV


Manchester City Council Higher Supplementary School Award 2019

Led MEaP to become first supplementary school nationally to be awarded the Higher Level Award for achievement.

NCCPE Manchester Beacon Recognition Award 2011

Winner: New Partnership “Music Label as Partnership” For more information, see here.

Royal Television Society Award 2007

Lead Artist at HMPYOI Werrington as part of award-winning Sonic Db Music Technology in Prisons Project. For more information see here and here.

Creative Outputs from Sonic Db Music Technology in Prisons Project

HMYOI Werrington (2007) Sonic [db] Music Technology in Prisons: Sonic Sounds [album, mp3] Sonic Db: Staffordshire Available at [Accessed: 15. 8. 14].

Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2005

Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2002 – Piloted Lottery-funded Connect youth community music outreach programme in East London (Sean Gregory)

Queen’s Anniversary Prize 1996

Edinburgh University 1991 – Piloted Music in the Community programme with Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Professor Nigel Osborne). For more details, see here and here.

Creative Outputs from Queen’s Anniversary Prize 1996

Hidden Song for string quartet [Score, 1991] from Clennon, O. D. (2013) What has happened to all that Beauty? [album, CD]. Revelation Kollektiv Records: UK

Miniature I for chamber orchestra, soprano, mixed voices and monochord [Score, 1991] from Clennon, O. D. (2013) Tribute to Mr King (Deluxe Edition). [album, CD]. Revelation Kollektiv Records: UK

Selected works influenced by award-winning track record (community arts outreach/development):

Clennon, O.D. (2015) ‘Holdin’ On: A case study into performing masculinities at a young offenders’ institution ‘, in Afuape, T. and Hughes, G. (eds.).Towards emotional well-being through Liberation Practices: a dialogical approach.(pp. 51 – 63) London: Routledge

Clennon, O.D., Bradley, E., Afuape, T. & Horgan, A. (2015) ‘Keeping it Real”: Liberation through Creativity and resistance‘, in Afuape, T. and Hughes, G. (eds.).Towards emotional well-being through Liberation Practices: a dialogical approach. (pp.103 – 113) London: Routledge

Clennon, O.D., Kagan, C., Lawthom, R. & Swindells, R. (2015) Participation in Community Arts: Lessons from the Inner-City International Journal of Inclusive Education Vol 20, No.3, 331 – 346 DOI:10.1080/13603116.2015.1047660

Clennon, O.D., Boehm, C. (2014) Young Musicians for Heritage Project: Can a music-based Heritage Project have a positive effect on Well-being? Music Education Research Journal Vol. 16, No. 3, 228-251 DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2014.909395

Clennon, O.D. (2013) Two Case Examples using Participatory Music as a Therapeutic Metaphor in a Community Mental Health Setting in the UK. International Journal of Community Music Vol.6, No.1, 33 – 44 DOI: 10.1386/ijcm.6.1.33_1

Clennon, O.D. (2013) How effective are Music Interventions in the Criminal Youth Justice sector? Community Music making and its potential for community and social transformation: A Pilot Study. Journal of Music Technology Education, Vol.6, No.1, 103 – 130 DOI: 10.1386/jmte.6.1.103_1

Clennon, O.D. (2009) Facilitating Musical Composition as “Contract Learning”: The development and application of a Teaching Resource for Primary School Teachers in the UK. International Journal of Music Education, Vol. 27, No. 4, 300-313 DOI: 10.1177/0255761409344373


Recommendation from Making Education a Priority (MEaP)

Recommendation from Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and University of Brasília

Recommendation from the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE)

Recommendation from Public Health England

Recommendation from the Collaborative Partnerships Office; Widening Participation (MMU)

Recommendation from Manchester City Council

Recommendation from the Federal University of the Amazonas, Brazil

Recommendation from the Northern Chamber Orchestra

Recommendation from Staffordshire Police: Jarvie, H. (2009) Music to the Ears of Silkmore [news release] Staffordshire Police

Recommendation from the Project Coordinator: Smith, C. (2007) [Sonic [db] Co-ordinator] HMPYOI Werrington [letter about my work on Sonic [db] Project] Letter to Clennon, O. Sent 7.6.07

Recommendation from an HMPYOI Werrington inmate: Lee, M. (2007) HMPYOI Werrington: Sonic [db] Music Technology in Prisons [radio broadcast] BBC Radio Stoke (an inmate, 3:57) Monday July 24th

Recommendation from the Women’s Library: Taylor, L. (2012) Heritage Track. [email about the Young Musicians for Heritage Project] Message to Clennon, O. Sent 28.10.12.

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