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Our 2017 adjudicators

Kettering & District Eisteddfod
2017 Norma Redfearn  MA, BA, LGSM, LLAM, LTCL(Tesol), LTCL, ALCM, PGCA

Norma RedfearnNorma trained at the Northern College of Speech and Drama and Researched at Leicester University. She has performed professionally in Rep and in tours all over the UK. Examining and adjudicating has taken her all over the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. Teaching has always been her priority and Norma has taught at a variety of schools and colleges. She now teaches at her private studio. Although many of her students are pursuing successful acting careers and others are teaching Speech and Drama, her greatest joy is equipping students with life skills, and the ability to take their place in society confidently.

Norma is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals and was awarded a Fellowship of the Federation in 2015.

2017 Rebecca Moseley-Morgan  MA(Mus), BA(hons) ARCM (hons)

RebeccaRebecca won scholarships to RCM and Opera School. Rebecca has sung professionally at Glyndebourne, WNO and Opera 80 amongst others. As a soloist she has performed throughout the UK and Europe. She conducts ‘Cantatrici’ chamber choir. She has a private voice studio in Oxford and she teaches at St. Clare’s International College and Bath Spa University. She coaches the Oxford Harmonic Choir. She gives workshops throughout the UK on the functionality of the voice, accent breathing and vocal care and maintenance.

She has an MA is musicology and she is currently a PhD research student at UCL Institute of Education. The research is investigating what interventions help to maintain the functionality of the mature female voice.

Rebecca performs locally as an oratorio singer, also sings with a quartet called the Broadway Belles and is a regular jazz singer at venues in Oxford. She has always enjoyed being a crossover singer and being able to perform in different styles of music.
Rebecca is currently a director of the British Voice Association, she successfully combines teaching, singing, conducting, and researching.

2017 Mrs Eileen Field   ARAM, GRAM, LRAM ARCM, PGCA

EileenEileen Field studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music and was appointed an Associate in 1998. She has extensive experience as a soprano soloist, piano accompanist and choral conductor, and maintains a substantial private teaching for adults and children from beginners to post-graduate level in London. She gives masterclasses for solo singers and choirs and has worked with among others, the Highcliffe Junior Choir, former winner of the Sainsbury Choir of the Year Competition, and students at the Söngskólinn í Reykjavík (The Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts) in Iceland. She selected the material and wrote performance notes for two volumes of 20th century songs for Boosey & Hawkes. Eileen is a grade, diploma and moderating examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and helps to train new examiners.

In 2007 she was appointed Consultant Moderator. She was the Lead Consultant in the selection of repertoire for the ABRSM Singing Syllabus. She has examined and presented seminars for teachers in the UK, Southern Africa, the Far East, the USA and throughout Europe. Being a long-established adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals has taken her all over the British Isles and Ireland.

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