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The Classic FM presenter and composer has been named in the 2011 New Year Honours List.
Howard Goodall will receive a CBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List. Howard has been recognised for his services to music education. Listen to Howard talk about his award below.
The British honours system is one of the oldest in the world. It has evolved over 650 years as the country has found alternative means of recognising merit, gallantry and service.
Among the others names in the 2011 New Year Honours List are:
Vernon Ellis, Knights Bachelor, Chairman of English National Opera.
Colin Matthews, OBE, composer.
Ellis Rich, OBE, Chairman of the Performing Rights Society.
Nicolas Chisholm, MBE, former Head Teacher of Yehudi Menuhin School.
Felicity Joan Palmer, CBE, mezzo soprano.
Wayne Macgregor, CBE, choreographer.
Professor John Wallace, CBE, Principal, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.