Music Adjudication by Timothy Sherlock

Timothy is an experienced adjudicator at choral, vocal and composition eisteddfodau, competitions and festivals. His feedback to performers and ensemble directors is always framed in the spirit of encouragement and with the purpose of providing practical suggestions for future improvement. A background in music education provides Timothy with a profound understanding of the developmental and technical potential of children’s and youth ensembles. As a choral and vocal adjudicator, Timothy bases his deliberations on the following elements of performance:

  • Tone
  • Intonation
  • Balance
  • Style
  • Engagement
  • Communication

Timothy’s recent adjudication schedule includes:

  • Queensland Youth Music Awards, May 2015
  • Education Queensland Choral Fanfare, May 2015
  • Queensland Catholic Colleges and Schools Music Festival, August 2015
  • Mackay Eisteddfod, October 2015
  • Prestige Music MusicFest, October 2015
  • Queensland Youth Music Awards, May 2016
  • St John’s Anglican College Singing With The Stars Eisteddfod, May 2016
  • Queensland Catholic Colleges and Schools Music Festival, August 2016
  • Gold Coast Eisteddfod, August 2016
  • Education Queensland CGen Voices, May/June 2017
  • Queensland Catholic Colleges and Schools Music Festival, August 2017
  • Brisbane Boys College Inaugural Interhouse Choral Competition, October 2017
  • Prestige MusicFest, October 2017

Adjudication testimonials

“Timothy Sherlock has been involved as an adjudicator with our organisation over the past few years. His adjudication remarks have been very supportive, constructive and well received by students and teachers alike. His enthusiasm for the development of choral education within the community is admirable.”

“Timothy Sherlock was recommended to our Association after attending, as a  lecturer, the Winter Music School at Eungella organised by KMEIA Inc., Mackay Branch. We are pleased to state that Timothy was one of the best adjudicators we have employed. He was thoughtful and encouraging with his written adjudication and imparted useful insights to the audience/teachers and competitors alike. The feedback was excellent with not one negative comment. The Choral and Vocal part of our Eisteddfod usually has 22 sessions. Timothy wrote all his own adjudications and never once went over our estimated timings for these sessions. Our Association would be happy to recommend Timothy for further Eisteddfods and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.”

Contact Timothy to discuss his availability to adjudicate at your next music event.