Each year the Eisteddfod engages adjudicators with outstanding qualifications and vast experience in their chosen disciplines. This ensures that all competitors benefit from the professional and constructive evaluation provided.
Pam has had extensive training in all genres of the Performing Arts Industry. She is an accredited teacher in LGTDA & GWT Tap, AICD & RAD Classical Ballet, Contemporary & Lyrical, Jazz, AASCF Cheer, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics and Singing. A successful studio owner of over 30 years, Pamela is now a freelance teacher and works at some of the most prestigious academies across Newcastle and the Central Coast. She is a member of the Australian Adjudicators Association. Pam is the competition Director and owner of The Ritz and Glitz Dance Challenge in Newcastle which has been in operation for over 16 years. She is most proud of her continued work with children with disabilities and was awarded a Citizen of the Year award for her work within this sector.
SPEECH & DRAMA
Carolyn's experience spans four decades of teaching, examining and adjudicating speech, drama and oral communication. She has adjudicated competitions and festivals and examined for the Australian Speech Communication Association (ASCA) across the eastern states of Australia and in New Zealand. She has served on the executive of several committees including Hawkesbury City Eisteddfod and the Australian Speech Communication Association. She currently teaches Speech and Drama at Arndell Anglican College. Carolyn believes that the value of eisteddfod participation is not in winning the competition but in the confidence and experience that students gain from the preparation and performance and from listening and learning from others.
Sarah Marshall is a singing teacher, examiner and adjudicator with tertiary degrees in performance, psychology and counselling. She also works widely with performers and educators to assist with managing performance anxiety and helping them to learn cognitive skills they can pass on to others. In addition to private counselling, she regularly runs workshops for both performing arts educators and students.
Sarah's website performingartscounselling.com.au
Angela is a dedicated and committed musician with a lifelong passion for developing musical experiences for both individuals and groups. She has taught music at primary and secondary schools in Sydney and in the Illawarra over the past 34 years and at the same time run her own thriving private singing studio and taught for the Early Childhood Music Education Program at the Conservatorium of Wollongong. Angela's greatest passion is for the development of choirs and vocal ensembles, having been involved with a variety of groups within her own church, the Diocese of Wollongong, primary and secondary schools and in her own local community. She has been Musical Director for many local theatre companies and for school productions, as well as directing musicals at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Roo Theatre.