The Festival appoints Adjudicators for each class. These are generally nationally renowned and appointed via the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Drama & Speech. We ask our adjudicators to give praise, encouragement and constructive criticism in appropriate balance. We hope that all performers will be encouraged and motivated by the adjudicators’ comments to further develop and advance their skills.
Our Adjudicators for 2018
Speech & Drama Section
Stephen trained as a teacher of drama, speech and movement at Trinity and All Saints’ College, University of Leeds. After qualifying, he studied with Eliner Rutherford. As well as being responsible for drama at the schools in which he worked, he also taught pupils of all ages and abilities privately, from complete beginners to Licentiate (RAM) and Fellowship (LCM) level. Since retiring from headship in July 2007, he has been appointed as an examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.
- Piano and Strings
- Vocal and Community Choirs
Woodwind, Concerto, Composition and Non-competitive classes
- School Choirs
- Brass, Orchestras & Bands