Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Sheila Kent, Adjudicator: Music

Sheila graduated from the Northern School of Music just before it was renamed RNCM and also studied at the Universities of... Find out more

Eleanor McLeod, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Eleanor comes from Swansea in Wales, where she first gained a love of the spoken word through taking LAMDA examinations,... Find out more

Carol Schroder, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Working in the professional theatre, television and cabaret, Carol produced her own one woman show. She teaches presentation... Find out more

Colin Snell, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Colin is a graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and holds a PGCE from the University of Leeds. He is the... Find out more

Cathi Conroy-Jones, Adjudicator: Dance

CATHI CONROY-JONES has been adjudicating for many years and is a Triple International Examiner with the ISTD in Modern,... Find out more

Roger Crocker, Adjudicator: Music

Roger studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and played with the CBSO, Midland Youth Orchestra and as a soloist on BBC... Find out more

Julia Dewhurst, Adjudicator: Music

Julia Dewhurst has experience in remote adjudication and would be delighted to discuss working online with your festival... Find out more

Graham Dickie, Adjudicator: Music

Graham studied piano, singing and conducting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

On graduating from the... Find out more

John Hester, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

John trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and began work as an actor in 1979. He has also been a speech and... Find out more

Shelley Lowry, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Shelley has been involved in the festival movement since she was four years old. As a shy child, her mother decided to... Find out more

Jonathan Owen, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Jonathan trained as a Drama & Music teacher at St. Peter’s College, Birmingham University’s Faculty of Education. He... Find out more

Jayne Cooper, Adjudicator: Dance

I trained at Elmhurst and the Royal Ballet School TTC, after which I performed professionally in musical theatre and cabaret... Find out more

Maeve O'Donoghue, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Maeve trained in Dublin with the Olivian Players, the Brendan Smith Theatre Academy and the Leinster School of Music and... Find out more

Elizabeth Emberson, Adjudicator: Music

Soprano soloist, choral conductor and voice teacher, Elizabeth began singing lessons with Betty Middleton when she was... Find out more

Anita Downey, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Anita is head of Speech and Drama at a large, flourishing Secondary School. This involves work to Diploma level in Speech,... Find out more

Vicki Durning, Adjudicator: Dance

Vicki trained under the highly regarded Maureen Law where she gained great experience in performing at festival and... Find out more

Vanessa Buckley, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Due to the current climate I am available for online adjudication.
Vanessa has been a performer in speech, drama,... Find out more

Audrey Behan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Audrey gained an MA in Drama and Performance Theory from University College, Dublin, then LGSM and LLCM teaching diplomas.... Find out more

Sammy Murray, Adjudicator: Dance

Sammy is a TV and Film choreographer/ Movement Director currently working on a new Netflix drama due to be aired 2021.

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Helen Grady, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Helen trained at the Oxford School of Drama and works as an actor, director and drama tutor. She has professional experience... Find out more

Jodie Clark, Adjudicator: Dance

Jodie trained at Bird College where she won the Dancing Times Choreography Award and graduated with Distinction. She enjoyed... Find out more

David Hoult, Adjudicator: Music

Professor David Hoult has been an adjudicator member of the Federation for over forty years. He studied at Manchester... Find out more

Carrie Hensel, Adjudicator: Music

Carrie Hensel trained as a flautist at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, subsequently working as a freelance musician,... Find out more

Richard Deering, Adjudicator: Music

Richard has been an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for well over 30 years,... Find out more

Susan Latham, Adjudicator: Dance

Sue trained with the late Madame Helena Lehmiski and after completing a teacher training course, taught at the Birmingham... Find out more