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 Anthea Shepherdson as our adjudicator for the 2017 Festival:



A-ShepherdsonAnthea studied with Dame Fanny Waterman for her teenage years, and then at the RNCM, choosing to specialise in accompaniment for her postgraduate year. During a varied career Anthea has worked throughout the UK, combining teaching posts with extensive freelance work as an accompanist, chamber musician, choral conductor (specialising in children’s and Male Voice Choirs) and organist. Anthea is a member of the main examining panel of the ABRSM, working both in the UK and in the Far-East and she is also an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals. Anthea is now based on “home ground” in North Yorkshire and is currently Head of Keyboard at Bootham School in York.