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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

"We had a great experience this past weekend.... Thanks again for all of your hard work in helping us make this trip possible. I am definitely looking towards next year...."

- Nathan Hines, Band Director, Morehead High School


"LOVE YOU GUYS!! So easy to work with, so dependable, so accessible!!"

- Rosemary Lather, Orchestra Director, Marriotts Ridge High School


"We have worked with Fiesta-val for 20+ years (I have been working with them since I started with Kaleidoscope Adventures in 1996). They always take great care of our groups from the registration process all the way through to the awards ceremony. Jenny and the staff are always available to answer our questions. We enjoy working with them and will continue to work with them with our future groups."

- Karla Tomaszewski, Assistant General Manager, Kaleidoscope Adventures

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