I have over thirty years experience as an adjudicator in the Maritimes and in the United States. I really enjoy hearing young people perform and giving evaluations and suggestions.
On June 1st, 2013 I was one of the Adjudicators, along with Christianne Rushton from Acadia University and Joan Woodrow from St. John’s, Newfoundland, of the PEI Provincial Finals, held in Steele Auditorium at UPEI. We heard some very fine performances and recommended three young musicians for the National Finals in Waterloo: Echo Lau, piano, Lucas McPhail, saxophone, and Brendon Kelley, percussion. In addition, Echo Lau was awarded the Suzanne Brunton Prize which is a performance with the PEI Symphony.
Penelope Mark is a popular and experienced adjudicator in all levels of piano who has judged numerous music festivals throughout the Maritimes. These include, among others, Fredericton, Moncton, Bristol, Grand Falls, and Woodstock in New Brunswick; Halifax, Lunenberg, Truro, New Glasgow, Wolfville, and Sydney in Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Summerside, O’Leary, and Montague in Prince Edward Island. Many of these are repeated visits. Most recently she adjudicated all piano classes at the Nova Scotia Provincial Finals in Halifax.
A graduate of Mount Allison University, Penelope Mark was a Full Scholar and Prize Winner at the Royal College of Music in London, England and holds A.R.C.M. Diplomas in both Performance and Teaching. She was for many years a Lecturer in Music at Mount Allison, and also has a private studio in Sackville.
Many festivals prefer to invite Penelope and me at the same time because this results in considerable savings in travel and accommodation.
Contact me at any time to arrange for either or both of us to adjudicate at your festival in the Spring of 2013!