Matt Klohs is a professional conductor, clinician, adjudicator with significant experience in adjudicating instrumental music performances at regional, state and national level. has a strong focus on positive and encouraging adjudications, particularly for younger or less experienced musicians. Growing up in North Queensland he competed at the local Eisteddfod annually and went on to enjoy a 27-year professional career in the Royal Australian Navy Band. He has led full-time bands in Sydney and Melbourne and most recently as Senior Instructor at the Defence Force School of Music in Melbourne. Matt has performed professionally on piano, flute, piccolo, saxophones, and vocals, and is a published composer. His career has taken him to 30 countries and he has conducted bands from primary school level to professional standard in Australia, the UK, and the US as well as community bands and choirs.