Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Mary Ann Tear, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Mary Ann is an adjudicator with The British and International Federation of Festivals, an examiner for Trinity College... Find out more

Anne Martin, Adjudicator: Music

Now based In Edinburgh, and willing to travel to adjudicate, especially in northern England, Scotland and Surrey, Anne... Find out more

Jane Lister, Adjudicator: Music

Jane has considerable experience as a teacher and adjudicator, teaching at Westminster School,Westminster Abbey Choir School... Find out more

Louise Manders, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Louise first trod the boards when only five days old. Her professional theatrical career, which included repertory, musicals... Find out more

Christine Barron, Adjudicator: Music

Christine was born and educated in Birmingham. She started her musical career as a freelance percussionist which included... Find out more

Colin Touchin, Adjudicator: Music

Colin studied clarinet with Graham Turner (Hallé) and recorder with Ferdinand Conrad, Konrad Huenteler and Dennis Bamforth;... Find out more

JACQUELINE EDWARDS, Adjudicator: Music

A descendant of Dame Clara Butt, Jacqueline studied at the RCM and the Mozarteum, Salzburg. She has performed extensively in... Find out more

Ann Newson, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Drama and performance have been Ann’s life’s passion. She made her first stage appearance at the age of five and has since... Find out more

Chris Hocking, Adjudicator: Dance

Chris is Principal of ArtsEd, Chair of All England Dance and recently appointed Chair of the ISTD.
He trained in... Find out more

Caroline Clemmow, Adjudicator: Music

Caroline has a rich and varied musical background. As a violinist she led the Kent Youth Orchestra and was subsequently... Find out more

David Beer, Adjudicator: Music

David is a professional conductor and pianist. He taught music in schools, before embarking on a full-time career as a... Find out more

Merriel Halsall-Williams, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Merriel is an experienced teacher of English, Drama and Oral Communication Skills in the 8 to 18 years age group. As... Find out more

FIONA MCLEAN-BUECHEL, Adjudicator: Music

Fiona is Lead Tutor for Strings at Trinity Laban Junior Conservatoire. She has a passion for music in all forms; combining a... Find out more

Lyndsey Roberts, Adjudicator: Dance
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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

Melanie Spanswick, Adjudicator: Music

Melanie is a British pianist, writer, teacher, composer and adjudicator, who has authored best-selling books on many aspects... Find out more

Sally Lane, Adjudicator: Music

Sally studied at the Royal College with Edward Walker (Flute) and John Dyer (Viola). Her first professional experience was... Find out more

Jacqui Ison, Adjudicator: Dance

After winning a scholarship to train at Bird College, Jacqui went on to perform professionally touring Europe and Africa.... Find out more

Caroline Tyler, Adjudicator: Music

Available now for online festival adjudication! Award-winning concert pianist Caroline has performed at venues including the... Find out more

Maria Jagusz GRNCM FISM, Adjudicator: Music

Maria Jagusz trained at the Royal Northern College of Music where she was awarded the Ricordi Prize for Opera. Further... 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

Philip Dewhurst, Adjudicator: Music

Philip Dewhurst BA Hons PGCE FISM

Philip Dewhurst was born and educated in Bolton, Lancashire. He read music at the... 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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Julie McLoughlin, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Julie trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, worked in the professional theatre and has full Equity membership... Find out more

Kelly Hopkins, Adjudicator: Dance

Kelly began her training with Susan Amos, later attending The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst Ballet School. Kelly... Find out more