The registrations for the Choral/Vocal/Speech and Fiddle classes are now all in and registration is closed.
We are now pleased to share some information about the adjudicators for these classes.
Choral/Vocal/Speech Classes Adjudicator
A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Adam is active throughout Alberta as a conductor, choral and vocal clinician, adjudicator, and teacher. Holding degrees in vocal performance from the University of Lethbridge (BMus) and choral conducting from the University of Alberta (MMus), he completed his DMus in choral conducting from the University of Alberta in 2018. During his time in Edmonton, Adam has conducted several ensembles including the Sherwood Park Festival Singers, Da Camera Singers, and Edmonton Children’s Choir. He is currently the director of the Concert Choir at the University of Alberta as well as the longest serving assistant conductor of the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus.
In 2019 Adam founded the All Points West Chamber Choir, a 32-voice mixed ensemble whose goal is to advocate for musical inclusivity by creating programs that fuse traditional choral repertoire and popular music. Though primarily a conductor, Adam remains active as a vocalist and maintains an associate membership with Pro Coro Canada.
As an Instructor at the University of Alberta Adam teaches courses in a number of areas including conducting, music history, and music theory. His current area of research deals with the advocative role of honour vocal ensembles for choral music in the community at large.
Fiddle Classes Adjudicator
Zavallennahh Huscroft is an innovative, spunky fiddler, violist, pianist, composer, educator and community builder who has put her unique style on the international folk music map. She creates exceptionally evocative original acoustic music, and is a bright spark who brings people together through many diverse creative projects.
Zavallennahh is founder and director of Fiddleworks, dedicated to sharing the joy of music, building life skills and developing community through innovative fiddle education, resources, and music camps.
She has released two award winning albums, “Reach” and “Spark” on the Dog My Cat Record label. Before she entered Motherdom, Zav toured internationally playing fiddola and keys with Canadian folk legend James Keelaghan, and has shared the stage with Natalie MacMaster, Liz Carrol, Martin Hayes, Alasdair Fraser, Oliver Schroer, Daniel Lapp, Pierre Schryer, Colin Adjun, Catriona MacDonald, Jerry Holland, Raffi, David Francy and Yves Lambert. Her original writing is winning international composing accolades, and her music has been featured on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe and radio stations around the globe.
Zav also loves to share her music with kids, through teaching and school shows. She has often been found in her mukluks and parka teaching fiddle to youth in the Yukon & Northwest Territories, or enthusiastically working her magic at fiddle camps. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano and Composition from the University of Victoria, and loves to also compose and perform classical music (viola & piano). Zavallennahh currently lives in Creston BC.