2023 Adjudicators

Anne Marie Page - PIANO

Anne Marie Page - PIANO

Anne Marie Page is Manager, Academic Services, a Member of the College of Examiners, and RCM Advanced Specialist, Piano and Theory for The Royal Conservatory. Ms. Page is as a member of the Visiting Faculty at the St. Andrew's Academy of Music, and Visiting Faculty at St. Anne's Academy of Music. Anne Marie coaches Piano, Organ, Voice, Flute, Theory and Composition, working with elementary through advanced-level students. Anne Marie has contributed to the Frederick Harris Study Guides, and Teacher Certification online resources, and served as a member of the Piano Syllabus, 2015 Edition Selection Committee for The Royal Conservatory. Anne Marie adjudicates for Young Artist, ORMTA, MusicFest, Rotary and Kiwanis competitions as well as being Associate Adjudicator at The Festival of Music at Canada's Wonderland.

Anne Marie has performed on television and radio for ABC, CBC, and BBC; she has conducted and performed in U.K., Europe, and throughout North America. Ms. Page is active as Organ Recitalist and Conductor, including solo performances in the UK at Ripon Cathedral, St. Chad's Shrewsbury, Chester Cathedral, Hampton Court, Chelmsford Cathedral, Yorkminster Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, and St. Paul's Cathedral, London; in Paris at L'Eglise St. Roche, Les Invalides, and The American Cathedral, in Copenhagen at the Copenhagen Conservatory of Music and Tivoli Concert Hall, and Gothenburg Cathedral in Sweden. Performances in Canada and the United States have included First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, First Presbyterian in Atlanta, a premiere performance at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Holy Trinity Church,
Toronto, St. James' Cathedral, Hamilton, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Canada, Trinity College in the University of Toronto, the Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto, and multiple performances at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall. Anne Marie adjudicates for Young Artist, ORMTA, MusicFest, Rotary and Kiwanis competitions as well as Canada's Wonderland School Music Festival. Numerous CD recordings include choral, solo, and chamber music, as well as recordings with Page Two Trumpet and Organ Duo. As Vocal Coach at St. Andrew's College, Anne Marie has worked on Spring Awakening and has coached the St. Andrew's Glee Club, including annual performances at Roy Thomson Hall.

As Repertoire Promotions Consultant for the Canadian Music Centre, Ms. Page promoted
Canadian music to orchestras, choirs, and ensembles worldwide. Ms. Page served for fourteen seasons as Accompanist and Assistant Conductor to the Stratford Concert Choir and for more than a decade, Anne Marie accompanied the award-winning St. Marys Children's Choir. She has performed with the Stratford Festival as an accompanist and keyboardist on eight productions.

Anne Marie served as a faculty member at LakeField Music (CAMMAC) for ten seasons.
Ms. Page holds an Honours Bachelor of Performance from Western University, an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and a Bachelor of Education in Vocal Music from Western University.

Ms. Page served as Director of Music Ministry, North Bramalea Presbyterian; Minister of Music at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, Toronto; Music Director at Aurora United Church, Aurora; Music Minister at St. Matthew's Anglican, Islington/Toronto; Director of Music at Eastminster United Church, Toronto, and Mount Zion Lutheran, Waterloo.
Anne Marie has composed music for the CD dramatization of Ben Johnson's Volpone, and wrote and directed a production entitled The Jester's Music, sponsored by Yamaha Canada for Stratford Summer Music. For eight years, Anne Marie was Director of Choirs and Music Theatre, and Resident Piano Tutor, at Kingsway College School, Toronto. She served as Vocal Coordinator for the 1000-voice choir at the CISMF Music Festival at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto.

Anne Marie Page is a member of Page Two trumpet and organ duo, performing eclectic
concerts from traditional to pop and jazz to new commissions, in a performance environment that is informative, interactive, and accessible.



Andrew is a versatile dancer as well as musician, singer and actor. He is one of the leading Tap dance artists in Canada, teaching and choreographing around the world. He is an award-winning actor, composer and writer, having had his last self-produced short film officially selected in 12 festivals around the world and winning 4 awards including BEST SHORT FILM. Recent TV/Film credits include Disney's film SPIN, the television series THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX, a principal recurring on the new series LARRY and a fun jaunt in BLUES CLUES AND YOU with his son. On stage he's been a featured singer and dancer on the 20th Anniversary World Tour of RIVERDANCE, originated a role in Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING musical at Berkeley Rep Theatre, played Cogsworth in Young People's Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Billy in ONCE THE MUSICAL at Theatre St John's in Newfoundland, Boutons in Neptune Theatre's CINDERELLA where he won a MERRITT AWARD for OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR. After doing HOLIDAY INN at the Shaw Festival he made his Stratford Festival debut with his One- Person show ONE STEP AT A TIME. It is a critically acclaimed, multi-medium show (Tap dance, acting, singing, video) chronicling his family's journey with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and has been presented by schools and theatres, raising $11,500 (to date) for SickKids Hospital and ErinOak Kids. He recently finished playing The Beadle Bamford in Talk Is Free Theatre's multi-DORA AWARD nominated production of SWEENEY TODD. He continues to develop as a theatre choreographer, playing the lead (Jimmy Ray) and choreographing BRIGHT STAR for Garnder Theatre Prod., and playing the role of the Emcee in GRAND GHOSTS at The Grand Theatre, in which he was also the Tap dance choreographer. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Toronto at Mississauga with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance as well as French Literature.

Irene Tandberg - STRINGS

Irene Tandberg - STRINGS

Violinist, Irene Tandberg's career as performer and pedagogue spans four decades. She has established a vibrant private studio where students are honoured with many prestigious scholarships and awards, obtained positions at notable international & domestic schools & orchestras, and pursued distinguished solo careers.

Tandberg is the Founding Director of the Young Artists Pre-College Academy in London Ontario, an inspiration emerging from her long tenure as Co-Director of Forest City School for Talent Education. YAPCA's, www.yapca.ca, diverse programming nurtures students who are motivated to explore their full potential technically and artistically in a collegial, non-competitive environment. Weekly Performance, Chamber, Master Classes and seminars enhance the student's musical experience and exposure to community engagement.

Irene's first teacher was her grandfather, Wolf Notkin who is to be credited with nurturing her deep love of music and inspiring a life long journey of discovery through sound. In later years her principal teachers were Gwen Thompson and Dana Mazurkevich at the University of Western Ontario. Irene then went on to follow her passion and vocation for performance and teaching while concurrently pursuing Suzuki teacher training.

Past recordings and performances reflect an eclectic range of engagements on Modern and Baroquev iolin, in core, principal and solo positions with many fine orchestras and chamber groups.

Irene is a vastly experienced and fervent pedagogue who has both written and given invited talks on performance, teaching and practice strategies. She is also an active festival adjudicator, master class teacher and workshop clinician in music programs and teaching institutions across Canada.

In addition to running her private studio, acting as the Coordinator for Western 360 and Directing YAPCA, she is a faculty member in the Performance Department at the University of Western Ontario, where she is the recipient of the student council "Award of Excellence" in teaching. At FCTE she initiated partnering with Western in Community Engaged learning and Pedagogy Course mentorship which continues through the Young Artists Pre-College Academy.

Michelyn Wright - VOICE

Michelyn Wright - VOICE

Michelyn Wright received her Honours Bachelor of Music Education, and an Artist's Performance Diploma from the University of Western Ontario then her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. Through these years she studied with such great teacher's as Bernard Diamant, Lois Marshall, Dr. Darryl Edwards and Ruth Falcon. In 1997 she worked with Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge at the Britten Pears School. Michelyn has performed as a soloist with the Guelph Chamber Choir, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Operetta Theatre, and was a chorister with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus from 1998-2008.

Michelyn has been an active Voice Teacher in Markham since 1997. She has been a member of the National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing since 1999, and was on the Ontario Chapter executive board for 15 years. In 2001 she was selected as one of 20 applicants to attend the NATS Intensive Program, a teacher training program for young voice teachers. For NATS Ontario, Michelyn is a past V. P. of Special Projects, where she created the Workshop, "Making the Cut", and was the Chapter Auditions Coordinator from 2007-2014.

Currently, Michelyn is a Sessional Lecturer at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, teaching Voice Education to undergraduate instrumental music education majors. Michelyn has been an Artist Educator with the Canadian Opera Company Education Department, Vocal Music Director for the Unionville Theatre Company and a Vocal Instructor for the Bach Children's Chorus

Voice competition adjudication engagements include the Oakville Vocal Arts Festival, Sault Ste. Maria Music Festival, Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury, Hamilton Music Festival, Peel Music Festival, Niagara Music Theatre and Voice Festival, Stamford Kiwanis Music Festival, Newmarket Lions Music Festival, South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival, Music Alive York Region and NATS Ontario Vocal Showcase.

Michelyn's students have been finalists at the OMFA Provincials, ORMTA Provincials, NATS Regional Auditions, NATS Ontario Vocal Showcase, Pickering GTA Music Festival, Newmarket Lions, Toronto Kiwanis, and North York Music Festivals. Her students have been Silver and Gold Medal Royal Conservatory of Music Winners, and many have continued on in music after high school at the University level, attending such schools as, McGill University, University of Toronto, Western University and Wilfrid Laurier University, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music.

Michelyn's Voice Studio in Markham is a warm, welcoming space where students can grow individually as singers and people. Michelyn's students sing both Classical and Musical Theatre Repertoire and are encouraged to sing at Music Festivals and if appropriate take RCM examinations. Students will learn healthy technique that includes good breath management, vocal production, and body balance. They will perform repertoire that interests them to encourage expressive singing. Michelyn enjoys spending time with her husband and energetic and musical children, Tricia and Warren.