Adjudicators


Audrey Andrist, senior piano
MAIN FESTIVAL
Hailed as a “stunning pianist with incredible dexterity” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist has thrilled...


Bob Rebagliati
Jazz Band Festival
Bob Rebagliati holds a Bachelor of Music degree, a Teaching Certificate from UBC, and a Master of Music degree from Western Washington...


Campbell Ryga
Jazz Band Festival
Campbell Ryga was born in 1961 in Edmonton and was raised in Summerland, BC, where he lived until moving to Vancouver to pursue private and...


Cherith Alexander, intermediate piano
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Cherith Alexander is a dynamic Saskatchewan pianist.  After completing her A.R.C.T. at the age of 15, Cherith began studying with William...


Christine Bootland, cello
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Calgary native, Christine Bootland began her studies with Fay Johnson and later at the Mount Royal College Academy of Music with John Kadz...


Christine Prince, junior violin
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Violist Christine Prince has enjoyed an extensive career as an orchestral musician in North America and Europe. She currently holds tenured...


Clyde Mitchell
Concert Band/Orchestra Festival
Clyde Mitchell is Music Director of the Lions Gate Sinfonia, a professional chamber orchestra in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a...


Debbie Glaze
Choral Festival
Debbie Glaze serves as the Coordination of the Music Education Program at Portland State University and is a tireless advocate for the new...


Dinah Helgeson
Choral Festival
Dinah Lindberg Helgeson attended college at Pacific Lutheran University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. While at...


Dr. Colleen Richardson
Concert Band/Orchestra Festival
Dr. Colleen Richardson is Coordinator of Bands and directs the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band at Western University, as well as teaches...


Dr. Darrin Oehlerking
Concert Band/Orchestra Festival
Dr. Darrin Oehlerking is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan, where he conducts...


Dr. Elroy Friesen
Choral Festival
Described as “innovative, expressive, and dynamic,” Elroy Friesen is Director of Choral Studies at the University of Manitoba where he...


Dr. John van Deursen
Concert Band/Orchestra Festival
Dr. John van Deursen is an active conductor, ensemble clinician and arranger/composer. He currently holds the position of Head of...


Jeff Plotnick, intermediate and senior violin
MAIN FESTIVAL
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Plotnick recently retired after completing his thirtieth season as Principal Second Violin with the Calgary...


Margot Sim, classical voice and music theatre
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Winnipeg born soprano Margot Sim enjoys multi-tasking as a teacher, adjudicator, conductor, and clinician. She holds a Licentiate diploma...


Mark Thompson, brass and woodwinds
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Mark Thompson is a passionate music educator dedicated to promoting growth in individual artistic endeavours.  Achieving communication with...


Michael Kolk, classical guitar
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Born in Vancouver, Michael Kolk has performed at music festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and North America and has been called...


Patricia Tao, junior piano
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Pianist Patricia Tao leads an active life as a performer, teacher and concert organizer. She performed throughout North America and Europe...


Steve Kaldestad
Jazz Band Festival
Since moving to Vancouver in 2008, Steve Kaldestad has become one of the most in-demand saxophonists on the scene, performing as a sideman...


Thomas Yee, senior piano
MAIN FESTIVAL
Thomas Yee from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, has won First Prizes in over 20 national and international competitions. Most recently,...


Valerie Muzzolini, harp
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Born in Nice, France, Valerie Muzzolini Gordon began to study harp at age seven and made her first national television appearance when she...