Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Elizabeth Hayley, Adjudicator: Music

Elizabeth trained at The Royal Academy of Music and has established a successful career as a Pianist, Jazz Pianist,... Find out more

Jill Baldock, Adjudicator: Dance

Jill is an adjudicator for both The British and International Federation of Festivals and All England Dance. She also judges... Find out more

Dorothy Howden, Adjudicator: Music

After graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music (now the Royal Scottish Conservatoire) where she studied piano,... Find out more

Rosanna Whitfield, Adjudicator: Music

As an experienced adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals, Rosanna is regularly called... Find out more

Christopher Field, Adjudicator: Music

Christopher has enjoyed a widely varied musical career. As a schoolboy he sang at the coronation service of HM Queen in... Find out more

Jenny Thornton, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Jenny trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining awards for Character Acting and Most Promising Teacher.... Find out more

PATRICIA IRVINE, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Born in Scotland, Patricia is a graduate of Guildhall and of Stranmillis University College, Belfast and is an Adjudicator-... Find out more

Keith Allen, Adjudicator: Music

Keith was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, going on to take post-graduate studies at Birmingham,... Find out more

Karen Anderson, Adjudicator: Music

Karen studied clarinet with Lewis Morrison and John Cushing at the RSAMD, winning the Glasgow Society of Musicians Prize for... Find out more

Deborah Norris, Board of Trustees: Dance

A graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, Deborah continued her training at the University College of Ripon and York St John,... Find out more

Donal McCrisken, Adjudicator: Music

Donal is a Belfast-based musician with many years experience as a pianist, accompanist, conductor, examiner and adjudicator... Find out more

Vivienne Doolan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Vivienne has many years teaching experience with very young to adult students. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of... Find out more

Paul Trigg, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Paul Trigg studied English at the University of East Anglia and then trained for the stage at The American Academy of... Find out more

Rosalind Taylor, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama


Rosalind trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at The Laban Centre of Movement... 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

Lorraine Deacon, Adjudicator: Music

At the Royal Academy of Music Lorraine studied the ’cello with Douglas Cummings and chamber music with Sidney Griller, and... Find out more

Alison Marlow, Adjudicator: Dance

2020 has brought with it many challenges for everyone. As industry professionals we have all had to become adept at... 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

Li Lin Teo, Adjudicator: Music

Li Lin, a Singaporean, studied with Dennis Murdoch at the Royal Academy of Music on an Associated Board Scholarship and won... Find out more

Janice Fullman, Adjudicator: Dance

Miss Janice Fullman is a member of the British International Federation of Festivals and on the adjudicating board of the... Find out more

Patricia Mulligan, Festival: Speech and Drama

Patricia has been involved in the festival movement from an early age, performing in festivals and feiseanna all over... Find out more

Christina Thomson, Adjudicator: Music

Christina studied horn, piano, and singing at the Royal Academy of Music.

A career in Bavaria followed, playing and... Find out more

Paul Bench, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Paul studied at London and Birmingham Universities, specialising in literary theory, then the Guildhall School in acting and... Find out more

Deborah Norris, Adjudicator: Dance

A graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, Deborah continued her training at the University College of Ripon and York St John,... Find out more

JILL REDFORD, Festival: Dance

Jill was Arts Awards Ballet champion at the age of twelve and went on to train at the Bird College of Performing Arts,... Find out more