Carol Schroder LLAM, PGCA, MSTSD(Adj)
Working in the professional theatre, television and cabaret, Carol produced her own one woman show. She teaches presentation skills in commerce and industry and has taught ESL, SEN and drama at schools and colleges including Guildford School of Acting, Grandison College and, for 22 years, at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts and Croham Hurst School, Croydon.
Carol is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals and examines for LAMDA throughout the UK, Ireland and worldwide. Writing “The Discussion” 1&2 for LAMDA, she contributed to its Musical Theatre syllabus and “Musical Theatre – Exploring The World Through Song”. She is currently Chair of STSD, the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama.
Steven Roberts MEd, BA(Hons), CertEd, BBCM, CMS, FRSA
Steven has been a music adjudicator since 2001; has sat on the Adjudicators Council and in 2020 was re-elected for his third term of office to the Board of Trustees. He is a busy professional; conducting, teaching and lecturing. He brings with him experience as a manager, knowledge of quality systems, business acumen and many years of leading change.
He has successfully combined a career in education with his work as a conductor, musical director and adjudicator, working both in this country and in Europe and as far afield as Peru and Bahrain.
Steven has conducted numerous concerts throughout this country and throughout Europe with a variety of Choirs, ensembles and orchestras, winds bands and brass bands.
He studied piano, brass and voice and has worked in a variety of musical settings. He has worked alongside actors and dancers on many projects and is keen to support the work of the Federation to maximise opportunities for performance within all disciplines. He enjoys working with his colleagues on the Board, Councils and the wider community of volunteers that help to keep our Festivals vibrant.
Fiona Berry BMus(Hons), LRSM, LTCL, LLCM
Fiona is a freelance music teacher, creative artist and tutor based in Lancashire. She is a graduate of Huddersfield University where she studied Saxophone with Richard Ingham and Flute with Nichola Hunter. She is also the author of the book Play Music Better.
As a saxophonist in her early years, she studied with Tim Redpath, founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and gained her ATCL diploma on Flute before leaving school.
Fiona is an examiner for Trinity College London and currently teaches both privately and through her online academy, Learn Music Together. Her online program helps adults grow and develop their musical skills in an environment that nurtures confidence.
In her previous role at Bolton School Fiona established the saxophone as one of the most popular instruments to study. She has also directed numerous prize-winning ensembles including the Jazz Berries and Saxberries.
As an ensemble director, she has both conducted and performed at events such as Montreux Jazz Festival and the World Saxophone Congress. Fiona specialises in both classical and Jazz and is adept at teaching both contemporary techniques and improvisation.
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Really enjoyed Lynne’s adjudication of the brass and piano classes. What a brilliant job she did