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Adjudicators

Exceptionally qualified and experienced adjudicators comprise Fiesta-val's distinguished list (the following is a partial list). Chosen for each festival event will be those having expertise in their assigned area(s) of adjudication and who will uphold Fiesta-val's commitment to fairness in competition and purposeful evaluations.

  • Commander Mike Alverson, Former Director of Bands, The Citadel, Charleston, SC
  • Mr. Robert Adams, Lecturer, Vocal Music, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA
  • Dr. Tim Altman, Director of Bands, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
  • Mr. Robby Ammons Surfside Beach, SC
  • Dr. Terry Austin, Director of Bands, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Dr. Kevin Badanes, Director of Choral Activities, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Dr. Angela Batey, Associate Director of Choral Activities, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Mr. Jay BeVille, Lead Teacher/Supervisor of Music Education (Retired), Hanover County Schools, Ashland, VA
  • Mr. John Brewington, Fine Arts Coordinator, VA Beach City Schools, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dr. Jon Brotherton, Director of Choral Activities, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
  • Dr. Cheryl Brown-Davis,Retired Chair, Fine Arts Department, Monticello High School, Charlottesville, VA
  • Dr. Verna Brummett, Associate Professor, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, Ithaca, NY
  • Dr. Raymond Brunner, V.P. of Sales and Marketing, Teledontics, Inc, Ridgefield Park, NJ
  • Mr. Paul Buyer, Professor, Clemson, SC
  • Mr. Dick Cale, Former Jazz Instructor, Christopher Newport University, Chesapeake, VA
  • Mr. Mark Camphouse, Director of Bands, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Dr. William Carroll, Director of Choral Activities, University of North Carolina/Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Dr. Todd Carter, Director of Choral Activities, High Point College, High Point, NC
  • Mr. John Casagrande, Adjunct Profesor of Music, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Dr. Paula Crider, Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Texas, Spicewood, TX
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Eccles, Assistant Professor, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
  • Dr. Patti Edwards, Assistant Professor of Music, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
  • Mr. Bob Ellithorp, Band Director, Liberty Middle School, Ashland, VA
  • Dr. Kevin Fenton, Associate Professor of Choral Activities, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Mr. Donn Franklin, Auxiliary Instructor, Moyock, NC
  • Dr. William Gora, Director of Bands Emeritus, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Dr. Franklin Green, Director, Georgia Singers, Peachtree City, GA
  • Dr. David Greennagel, Director of Music Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Dr. Paul Haar, Jazz Instructor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Mr. Leslie Hicken, Director of Bands, Furman University, Greenville, SC
  • Mr. Aaron Hill, Sr., Retired Chief Musician, U.S. Army Bands, Smithfield, VA
  • Mr. Michael Hodgis, Senior Coordinator of Music Administration (Ret.),Norfolk City Schools, Moyock, NC
  • Mr. Roy Holder, Director of Bands (Ret.), Lake Braddock Secondary School, Fairfax, VA
  • Dr. Robert Holquist, Director of Choral Activities, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • Dr. Stephen Hopkins, Director of Choral Activities, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Mr. James Hosay, Composer, Arranger, Full-time producer, Chesapeake, VA
  • Dr. Christina Howell, Assistant Professor of Music, Clayton State University - Clayton, GA
  • Dr. Mark Hosler, Associate Professor of Music, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Mr. Percy Ironmonger, Retired Instrumental Educator, York County Schools, Yorktown, VA
  • Mr. Ray Hutcherson, Professional Saxophonist and Adjudicator, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Dr. Steve Jennings, Chorus Director, Sherando High School, Middletown, VA
  • Dr. Richard Johnson, Professor of Music, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
  • Dr. Michael Jothen, Professor of Music, Towson University, Towson, MD
  • Dr. Robert Keener, Professor, Emeritus, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
  • Mr. Adam Kehl, Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music, Elon University, Elon, NC
  • Dr. Robert Kehrberg, Dean College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • Dr. Otis Kitchen, Director of Bands, Emeritus, Elizabethtown College, Lancaster, PA
  • Dr. Don Krudop, Director of Choral Music Education, Salem High School, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Mr. Scott Lambert, Retired Band Director, Virginia and South Carolina Public Schools, Bristol, VA
  • Mr. Rick Lawrence, Choral Director, Howard High School, Ellicott City, MD
  • Mr. Charlie Lee, Professional Trombonist and Adjudicator, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Mr. Pete Lengyel, Composer, Arranger, Clinician, P & D Jazz Publications, Austell, GA
  • Ms. Sandy Lister, Auxiliary Instructor, Chesapeake, VA
  • Ms. Lorraine Lynch, Choral Director, Roxbury High School, Succasunna, NJ
  • Dr. Rebecca Macleod, Assistant Professor of Music, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • Dr. Scott Macleod, Assistant Professor of Music, High Point University, High Point, NC
  • Mr. Garland Markham, Supervisor of Instrumental Music, Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA
  • Dr. Michael Martin, Director of Choral Activities and Music Education, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
  • Mr. David McGrath, Director of Bands, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Marrietta, GA
  • Dr. James Maroney, Assistant Director of Choral Activities, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Dr. Christopher Mathews, Assistant Director of Choral Activities, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Mr. Greg Mclean, Professor of Music, Georgia Perimiter College, Dunwoody, GA
  • Mr. Kevin Mitchell,Percussion Instructor,Suffolk, VA
  • Mr. Richard Morgan, Director of Music, First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, NC
  • Dr. Anthony Offerle, Professor of Choral Studies, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC
  • Mr. Richard Petersimes, Auxiliary Instructor, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Mr. Wayne Powell, Band Director, Yorktown Middle School, Yorktown, VA
  • Mrs. Cindy Reed, Auxiliary Instructor, Jonesboro, GA
  • Dr. Mark Reimer, Director/Distinguished Professor of Music, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
  • Mrs. Sherry Jo Rickard, Choral Director, Ola High School, Stockbridge, GA
  • Dr. Don Ryder, Associate Director of Bands, University of Tennessee/Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  • Mr Stan Schoonover, Music Supervisor {retired), Fairfax County Schools, Springfield, VA
  • Dr. Henry Sgrecci, Associate Conductor, Washington Metro. Youth Orchestra, Annandale, VA
  • Mr. Robert Shoup, Music Director, Virginia Chorale, Chorus Master
  • Mr. Fritz Siler, Director of Bands, Mt. Pisgah Christian School, Alpharetta, GA
  • Dr. Frances Sinclair, Director of Choral Activities, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
  • Dr. Patrick Smith, Assistant Director of Bands, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Mr. Timothy Sparks, Professor/Voice Instructor, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Dr. Ray Sprague, Director of Choral Activities, Davidson College, Cornelius, NC
  • Mr. David Starnes, Director of Athletic Bands, Western Carolina University, Acworth, GA
  • Dr. Mark Sterbank, Director of Jazz Studies, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC
  • Dr. Alan Stevens, Associate Director of Choral Activities, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • Dr. Leslie Stewart, Orchestra Director (Ret.) Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Dr. Kevin Strother, Professional Singer and Voice Faculty, Catholic University of America, Potomac, MD
  • Dr. Martin Sunderland, Strings Director (Retired), Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dr. William Thomas, Chair, Department of Music, Furman University, Greenville, SC
  • Dr. Vance Thompson, Jazz Instructor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Dr. James Tully, Director of Bands, Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Mr. Vince Tornello, Director of Bands (Ret.), Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville, VA
  • Dr. Donald Trott, Director of Choral Activities, University of Mississippi, University, MS
  • Mr. Chris Vadala, Director of Jazz Studies, Professor of Saxophone, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Dr. Darryl Waller, Retired Supervisor of Music, Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, VA
  • Mr. Roger Waters, Instructor of Vocal Studies, Georgia Perimeter College, McDunough, GA
  • Dr. Robert Wells, Professor of Voice, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Dr. David Widder, Conductor, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Dr. Ellen Williams, Coordinator of Voice Studies, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Gary Wright, Director of Choral Activities, University of North Carolina - Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
  • Dr. Larry Wyatt, Director of Choral Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Dr. Wanda Yang Temko, Director of Choristers, St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
  • Dr. Welborn Young, Assistant Professor of Choral Music, University of North Carolina/Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White, ArtsNOW Director, Creating Pride (non-profit org), Banner Elk, NC
  • Mr. Dennis Zeisler, Director of Bands, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Dr. Christian Zembower, Director of Bands, East Tennessee State University
Applause Worthy!

Broadway performer enjoys judging Fiesta-val

Marc Dalio's route to Broadway took an interesting set of turns, some luck, and the support of his parents and mentors.

With a long list of professional theatrical credits, including starring roles in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Pippin, West Side Story, South Pacific and others, Dalio - a choral judge for Fiesta-val - wasn't very interested in singing or theater growing up.

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Little Happies

"The facilities and especially the auditorium are about as good as it gets, and the Fiesta-val staff did an outstanding job as usual."

- Otis Kitchen, Director of Bands-Emeritus, Elizabethtown College


"We had a fantastic trip! Everyone at Fiestaval was extremely friendly and helpful. All my students had a great time."

- Tara Andrews, Director, Avery County High School


"Everyone had a great time this weekend, everything went very well, and Fiesta-val music staff were helpful and friendly. Thanks for a great time!"

- Charlee Eaves, Band Director, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

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