Margaret Tebby LRAM, ATCL, B-Ed


John Callister Head of Entrust Music and Performing Arts

Barbara Kelly Professor of Musicology, Royal Northern College of Music

Mike Lloyd Music Mania

Brian Rawlins BA (Hons), LLAM, LRAM

Ruth Steele City of Stoke-on-Trent Music Service Lead

Carol Reddish Chair

Lynne Bradburn Vice Chair

Karen Shutt Entries Co-ordinator

David Webb Treasurer


Lynne Bradburn, Katie Riddle, Karen Shutt


Pamela Askey, Sue Aynsley, Hazel Banks, Charmiane Baskeyfield, Pam Beech,  Margaret Blair,  Lynne Bradburn,  Tony Britton,  Dawn Cartlidge,  Jose Cartlidge, Muriel Chester, Rowena Dawson, Sue Dimmock, Betty Eaton, Val Ford, Margaret Glanville, Barbara Hall-Petite,  Anne Handley,

Gill Horne,  Judith Horsfield, Steve Hughes, Mary Issitt, Andrew James, Angela James, Glenn James, Hilary Jones,   Alex Laws, Helen Mansell, Jean McMinn,  Vivienne Mills, Richard Millward, Bronwen Montgomery, Maria Moore, Sheila Morris,  Julia O’Rourke, Tony O’Rourke, Sue Pantin,

Elaine Philpott,  Pat Philpott,   Jane Procter, Carol Reddish, Marion Reddish, Ken Roberts, Barbara Rogers, Gill Ryder,  Janice Sapsford, Sheridan Smith, Vivien Stirland, Sarah Stockdale, Kate Tebby, Margaret Thorley, Linda Towell, Marylin Truscott, Sarah Turner, Michael Turner, David Webb,

John Whieldon, Alan Whitehurst, Margery Wooley.



Mr Munroe Blair, Mr Colin Clowes, Mrs Ann Dudley, Mr David Dudley, Mrs Pat Philpott, Mr Ken Spode,  Mrs Lorna Spode, Mrs Margaret Tebby, Mrs Mavis Tostevin, Mrs Janet Wareham






Stephen Owen BA(Hons), BA(Ed), MA, MEd, PGDip(Ed), FLCM, LRAM, LGSM (Perf), LTCL(Perf), LLCM(TD), LLAM(Hons), ATCL, CertEd(Drama), FRSA, FESB,MSTSD

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.

Vanessa Buckley LSDE

Vanessa has been a performer in speech, drama, music and dance from a very early age. She first gained a passion for the spoken word through taking LAMDA examinations, later gaining her LAMDA teaching diploma. As a teacher, she has her own theatre school with students ranging from nursery to adults where youth theatre is an integral part of her school programme. She also tutors professional interview technique and conducts master classes and workshops as well as individual teaching for those with speech difficulties and special needs. As a director, producer and actress, Vanessa ‘trod the boards’ performing as the Fairy in Pantomime for eight seasons. She has worked on TV productions including – HOLLYOAKS, COURTROOM DRAMA, EMMERDALE, RIVER STEEL BLUES, HEARTBEAT, THE ROYAL, and DEAD MAN WEDS. Vanessa currently directs for ‘Walk On’ Touring Theatre Company and owns her own production company, ‘High Flying Theatre Productions.’

Vanessa’s passion is adjudicating at Stage festivals, she enjoys encouraging the performers of the future.

Vanessa is also a LAMDA examiner, and is extremely proud to be working with this prestigious organisation.

Vanessa also promotes an anti- bullying campaign, she provides assemblies and workshops to schools on anti-bullying. She also runs courses on internet safe guarding. Since 2009 she has spoken regularly at the palace of Westminster to politicians.

Vanessa has presented on Teachers TV and given seminars at the Education shows.




Angela Rowley BA(Hons), ARCM, PGCE, MISM

Angela is a graduate in German from University College, London and after a period in teaching, began private singing training with, among others, Paul Hamburger, leading to the ARCM and a successful singing career.

Angela has performed throughout the UK and Europe and still performs regularly in recital, concert, oratorio and concert opera. For several years Angela taught singing in a large comprehensive school and later in a Sixth Form College where she formed a choir, assisted in the production of musicals and initiated the development of music in the curriculum for students with both mild and severe learning difficulties.

Angela now has a thriving private practice, leading residential workshops and masterclasses and is Musical Director of Eccles Community Choir and co-ordinator and MD of Harmony ’96 choir.

Angela has worked with the BBC Philharmonic Education Projects including a programme in the ‘Discovering Music’ series on Radio 3 and helped to produce a piece of music performed by the Salford Family Orchestra and Chorus at the BBC Proms and is an adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals.

Christine Palmer

Christine Palmer was born in Stoke-on-Trent and began her musical career there, playing her first concerto at the age of 14. She continued her studies, piano and composition, at Trinity College, winning several of the awards presented to outstanding students including the Alex Rowley Prize for Piano. In 1973 she was given the college’s own award for the most outstanding performance in the F.T.C.L (Fellowship) examination, having already gained L.T.C.L and G.T.C.L diplomas.

Also in 1973 she was awarded a Russian State Scholarship to study at St. Petersburg Conservatoire with Moyse Halfin. After a year in St. Petersburg she won a Tillett Trust Scholarship to continue studying in London.

Since then, Christine has been active in giving recitals both as soloist and accompanist in the UK and abroad. She is particularly interested in chamber music and is in considerable demand as an accompanist by both singers and instrumentalists.

Previously working in musical education, Christine retired as Head of Keyboard Studies at Repton School (UK) in 2011. She still works as a free-lance repetiteur and adjudicator;  tours for the Associated Board as an examiner for grades and diplomas have taken her to every continent in the world except for Africa.


Daniel Chandler

Daniel received his early musical education on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. After studying in Manchester, he was awarded a place at the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with the renowned flautist and teacher, Susan Milan. As well as gaining a degree from the RCM, Daniel has a teaching qualification from Edge Hill University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Warwick.

For a number of years, Daniel was Director of Music at AKS Lytham where he directed the AKS Choral Society, Junior and Senior School Choirs, Girls’ Choir, Concert Band and a successful Swing Band in numerous performances in the UK and further afield. This included concerts in Westminster Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, the Rhine Valley in Germany, as well as performances in St. Paul’s Chapel next to Ground Zero and at the United Nations in New York.

Daniel is currently Assistant Head of Bolton Music Service. He now works with all sectors of the local community to increase access to quality music making, to raise standards of music education across schools and academies, and to provide exciting musical pathways for children through tuition as well as regional and national ensembles. He still manages to find time to continue performing, deliver workshops and adjudicate as a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.