George McPhee
Biographical summary, awards and appointments

  Studied organ with Herrick Bunney
  Student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  -1963 Student at Edinburgh University - won Sir Donald Francis Tovey Prize
1959-63 Assistant Organist, St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh
1962 Gained FRCO - awarded Limpus Prize & Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians
1963 Won a Cross Trust Scholarship to study with Fernando Germani in Italy
1963-2001 On the staff of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, becoming Senior Lecturer in Academic Studies
1963- Organist and Master of the Choristers, Paisley Abbey
1971- 13 recital tours of the United States and Canada
1971-72 President, Glasgow Society of Organists
1971-75 Conductor, Scottish Chamber Choir
1975-84 Conductor, Kilmarnock and District Choral Union
1991 Made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music in recognition of his services to church music in Scotland
1992- Appointed as Visiting professor of organ at St Andrews University
1995- Honorary President, Glasgow Society of Organists
1995 Awarded MBE for services to music
1997 Awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Paisley
1999-2000 President, Incorporated Society of Musicians
2005 Made a Vice President of the Royal College of Organists
2006 Made an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians
2013 Celebrated 50 years as Director of Music at Paisley Abbey
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George being congratulated on his 50th anniversary as Director of Music at Paisley Abbey by the Provost of Renfrewshire Ann Hall and Paisley Abbey Minister Revd Alan Birss
Photo: Stewart McDougall

George with composer James McMillan
Photo: Anne Gilliver