ADJUDICATORS 2017


Piano: Lary Sitsky
Larry Sitsky graduated from the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. Post Graduate Studies continued with distinguished Australian pianist Winifred Burston, a scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory. Larry is currently the Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. Larry has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, as well as many other honours for his composition and research. He has written in numerous genres including opera, theatre, orchestral music, chamber music, solo and vocal music and his works have been commissioned by many leading Australian and International bodies.
Vocal & Choral: Dr Maree-rose Jones
Dr Maree-rose Jones has a significant background in performance and education. She has sung as a permanent member of the English National Opera and with Opera Theatre Company (Ireland), Dublin Grand Opera Society, British Youth Opera and Opera Afloat. Maree-rose is currently the Tasmanian representative for Trinity College London.
Instrumental & Bands: David Turner
David Turner was received a Batchelor of Arts in Music(ED) from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. In his 36 years of teaching, he has taught music from kinder to grade 12. David studied tuba and Education but is a "jack of all trades" teaching everything you blow, hit or strum. David is an original member of the Burnie Concert Band where he initiated the junior program, the adult learners program has been Musical Director since 1993.
Strings: Dr Marina Robinson
Dr Marina Robinson is currently a lecturer in violin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She holds BMus (first class honours) and MMus degrees from the University of Western Australia and a doctorate from the University of Tasmania. Marina lectured in violin at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. Marina was the associate concertmaster of the Sydney based Brandenburg Orchestra with which she performed as a soloist and toured nationally and internationally for 13 years.
Speech & Drama: Maggi Gillham
Maggi Gillham has a BA Dip. Ed. and AMEB Lit. In voice . She has taught drama in a wide range of southern Tasmanian schools for fifty years, the last twenty five at Rosny College as part of an amazing team of performing arts teachers. She has directed over fifty dramas and fifteen musicals adjudicated at four drama festivals and is a judge with the theatre council of Tasmania in the community musical division.