The Worksop Music and Drama Festival provides a public platform from which keen performers can receive the encouragement and advice of an experienced adjudicator, and appreciate the value and enjoyment to be gained from performance. Adjudication plays a central role in the Festival and we are lucky to be able to access talented and committed musicians whose feedback can help to develop performers’ skills and encourage their continuing enjoyment of live performance.

We are pleased to welcome Christina Thompson and Roger Crocker as our adjudicators for the 2018 Festival:



Christina studied horn, piano and singing at the Royal Academy of Music. A career in Bavaria followed, before she returned to London to perform and to teach at Harrow and the Purcell School. In 1991 she moved to Ripon, Yorkshire, where she teaches at the Choir School and Ampleforth College. She also has an extensive private practice encompassing ages 5 to 78! As well as being an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals, Christina is an examiner for the ABRSM and is a Brass Mentor for the Associated Board’s professional development course.


Roger studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and played with the CBSO, Midland Youth Orchestra and as a soloist on BBC Radio while still at school. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, he studied with Guy Jonson, Wilfred Parry, Erich Vietheer and Geoffrey Parsons. He has taught in four London Boroughs, as a music advisory teacher and is currently Lead Adviser (Music) and Head of the Music Service for West Sussex County Council ‘Children and Young People’s Services: Learning’. He occasionally works as an examiner for the ABRSM and is a Team Leader for EdExcel at GCSE. He is an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals, accompanist, organist and choral director.