2015 Music Adjudicator


Marilynne Davies bacde

From her early experience of performing in Welsh Eisteddfodau Marilynne has developed
a lifelong passion and enthusiasm for all aspects of performance. Having studied piano, voice and cello at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama she took a Masters Degree in Education. The combination of these two strands consolidated her interest in Music Performance and Music Education and the interface between the two.
Her appointment as Head of the School of Performance at the college of Ripon and York St. John enabled her to maintain and develop these interests nationally and internationally as well, as building collaborative partnerships in performance between the other creative and performing arts within the School which included Music, Dance, Drama, Theatre, Film and Television.

In addition she has been an external examiner at the Universities of Edinburgh, Durham, Wolverhampton, Southampton, Huddersfield, University College Chichester and an external assessor of performance at graduate and postgraduate levels.

As a conductor she has trained and conducted orchestras and choirs on a regular basis, some of whom have performed on BBC and ITV. Currently she is Deputy Music Director of 150+ Harrogate Choral Society, founder and Director of the Harrogate Polyphonic Choir and Director of a small vocal ensemble “Beati”

Marilynne is regularly involved in workshops for teachers, conductors and singers and dancers. She conducts training sessions for the National Association of Choirs, Male Voice and Upper Voice Choirs and continues to work with choirs such as the Lindley School Choir who were winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year.

Her own performing experience has included singing with professional orchestras and choirs, giving solo recitals and solo parts in opera. She now has a practice as a voice consultant.

The Committee are pleased to welcome Marilynne back to Scunthorpe Festival and look forward to her week with us.