Adjudicators 2018


Each year the Eisteddfod engages adjudicators with outstanding qualifications and vast experience in their chosen disciplines. This ensures that all competitors benefit from the evaluation provided for each performance.




Adjudicators for 2018


Patricia Walpole

At the age of three, Patricia Walpole began extensive training in the areas of classical ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics. As a child she competed successfully in eisteddfods and talent quests and was the winner of studio scholarships in ballet, tap and jazz. She studied RAD ballet and completed BBO examinations in ballet and tap to teacher level. Patricia danced professionally in cabaret shows in clubs throughout NSW and performed in many pantomimes and shopping centre shows. She established the Pat-Lyn Academy of Dance, which under her direction was a highly successful and competitive dance school.  Patricia has extensive experience adjudicating at eisteddfods throughout Australia.


Professor Robert Constable

Robert is an outstanding Australian pianist, composer, teacher and music education leader who has
developed a multi-faceted career in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium and Durham University, he was first appointed to the academic staff of the Sydney Conservatorium as a lecturer in music studies, followed by a long period at Newcastle Conservatorium, becoming Deputy Principal and later, Dean of Music. He was Head of the School of Music at the University of Auckland for several years after which he held the position of Visiting Professor of Music and Consultant at the University of Canterbury. Robert has recently retired and now resides in Kangaroo Valley. He is still professionally active having been appointed Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian Performing Arts Academy (AMPA) and is also continuing his work as a teacher.

Speech & Drama

Pamela Lynch

The art of correct speech, pronunciation and communication has been a lifelong career for Pamela. Having been involved with Eisteddfod work as a competitor, teacher and now as an adjudicator, Pamela has an appreciation for all the hard work, dedication and effort that goes into preparing an Eisteddfod. Pamela holds diplomas in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London, Australian Guild and the Australian Music Examination Board, also accreditation in debating and public speaking from NSW Department of Education.Presently, Pamela is teaching privately at her studio in Sydney.


Wendy Dixon

Wendy has had a highly successful international career as a soprano soloist working in Europe, the Americas, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.She continues singing through performances as Grevillea Ensemble in partnership with David Miller. Wendy created Opera Boot Camp Australia (now known as OperaLab), a programme for 15-25-year-old potential opera singers run by herself and Open Academy, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Wendy is also Artistic Director of the Sydney Art Song Society. Wendy is a firmly committed educationalist, gaining her Master of Music (Mus.Ed.) USyd 2007. She is currently a full-time Lecturer in Academic Studies at the Australian Institute of Music.

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