SYLLABUS / ONLINE ENTRY
WERE YOU BORN TO PERFORM?
John Callister, Head of Entrust Music & Performing Arts
Barbara Kelly, Professor of Musicology at the Royal Northern College
of Music, Manchester
Lincoln Abbotts, Director of Teaching and Learning Development, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Ruth Steele, Joint Leader of the Stoke on Trent City Music Service
Sylvia Buckley, Joint Leader of the Stoke on Trent City Music Service
CHAIR Carol Reddish
VICE CHAIR Lynne Bradburn
FESTIVAL TRUSTEE Margaret Tebby
ENTRIES CO-ORDINATOR Karen Shutt
TREASURER David Webb
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.
ELECTED HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
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
SPEECH AND DRAMA
Paul studied at London and Birmingham Universities, specialising in literary theory, then the Guildhall School in acting and public speaking. He was Director of Studies and head of several large departments of performing arts as well as Director of The Telford Drama Centre. An examiner with LAMDA for many years, he travelled to Africa, Australia, China, Japan, America, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka. Paul is an international back remedy and Reiki therapist and psychotherapist, specialising in performance psychology, having contributed to several master degree courses. As well as being an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals, he is also currently Reviews Editor for the STSD journal and tutor for The Voicecare Network. www.paulbench.co.uk
Brian trained at the New College of Speech and Drama, London and went on to become a Lecturer in Drama at St Annes College of Further Education, following this by becoming Head of Drama, Blackpool and The Fylde College of Further and Higher Education. Brian has been the director of numerous productions ranging from theatre-in-education projects performed in schools to full scale Shakespeare plays presented at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool. As well as being and adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals, he is an examiner for LAMDA and has worked throughout the UK and in California, Singapore, Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India and Athens.
Maryrose has worked extensively at all levels in the theatre, amateur and professional, in everything from pantomime to Shakespeare in a variety of roles. Her voice was opera-trained by former Covent Garden soloist Brian Geldard. With her daughters she founded Stage Door, a long-established school of performing arts and theatre company after managing to combine all her interests with her former role as Head of Drama at St. Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst College for 16 years. She has developed considerable expertise in sound, lighting and other technical aspects of staging and production.However, musical theatre remains her first love, and as a director and choreographer she loves to encourage the young (and not-so-young!) in all aspects of dance and drama, a mission enhanced in recent years by her role as adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals.
Roger studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and played with the CBSO, Midland Youth Orchestra and as a soloist on BBC Radio while still at school. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, he studied with Guy Jonson, Wilfred Parry, Erich Vietheer and Geoffrey Parsons.
He has taught in four London Boroughs, as a music advisory teacher, founded the Wandsworth Music Service and was Lead Adviser (Music) and Head of the Music Service for West Sussex County Council ‘Children and Young People’s Services: Learning’.
He was an examiner for the ABRSM for 38 years and was a Team Leader Examiner for EdExcel at GCSE.
He is currently Director of Music at St Marys Chiddingfold, an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals, accompanist, organist and choral director
Fiona is a freelance music teacher,creative artist and tutor based in Lancashire. She is a graduate of Huddersfield University where she studied Saxophone with Richard Ingham and Flute with Nichola Hunter. As a saxophonist in her early years she studied with Tim Redpath, founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and gained her ATCL diploma on Flute before leaving school. Fiona is an examiner for Trinity Guildhall and currently teaches both privately and at Bolton School where she has established the saxophone as one of the most popular instruments to study. She is also director of numerous prize winning ensembles including the Jazz Berries and Saxberries. As an ensemble director she has both conducted and performed at events such as Montreux Jazz Festival and the World Saxophone Congress. Fiona specialises in both classical and Jazz and is adept at teaching both contemporary techniques and improvisation.
A descendant of Dame Clara Butt, Jacqueline studied at the RCM and the Mozarteum, Salzburg. She has performed extensively in oratorio and on the concert platform, and has sung with Opera North, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, English Touring Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Opéra du Nord in Lille, France and the BBC Singers. Jacqueline has been a qualified singing teacher and vocal coach for over thirty-five years, both in London and York, and teaches adult beginners to professionals, including members of Opera North and York Minster Songmen.
Since 1993, Jacqueline has adjudicated Solo Singing for The British and International Federation of Festivals across the UK and in Southern Ireland, and in 1994, founded the highly successful York Competitive Festival of Singing. She has accompanied Master Classes presented by Malcolm Martineau, Richard Jackson and Dame Anne Evans for The Association of Teachers of Singing of which she is a member.
Having a great interest in vocal physiology and rehabilitation, Jacqueline worked for some years as Singing Specialist for the multi-disciplinary Voice Clinic at Leeds General Infirmary.
As both singer and pianist, Jacqueline presents a series of light-hearted one-woman shows for which she composes some of her own humorous material. www.yorksinging.com