An amended edition of the 2019 Kempsey Eisteddfod program is now available for those whom purchased a program at time of registration. If you have not received a formal email with the download link, please check your email spam box first before contacting the Committee. Good Luck to all participants and we look forward to seeing you soon !
The Kempsey Eisteddfod Society welcomes Rebecca McCormac to adjudicate the 2019 Kempsey Dance Eisteddfod.
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Ms. McCormac completed her Masters in Dance at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2006. A registered teacher of The Royal Academy of Dance, Ms. McCormac holds her Jazz Award and Teaching Diploma in Tap for the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance and in 2002 was the recipient of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dances’ Blue Sash Award. A successful audition for LINK Dancer’s Company in 2005, spurred a European tour and an invitation to join the Golden Key International Honor Society.
In 2008, Ms. McCormac moved to New York City to join Barry Blumenfeld’s Tap Fusion, Ellen Stokes-Shadle’s Dance Works and the faculty at Perfect Pointe Performing Arts Studio. In 2011, Ms McCormac founded CoreDance Contemporary, an Australian Modern Dance Company, which holds residence in New York City. Still living and working in the New York Tri-State area, she has been commissioned to teach and choreograph contemporary, modern and tap work on both a national and international scale.
Most recently she was engaged as the Dance Adjudicator for the 2018 Southern Tasmanian Dancing Eisteddfod, TAS, and to teach at Peridance and PMT Dance Studio’s in New York City. McCormac has an interdisciplinary approach to her work drawing ideas both contextually and visually to create work that is engaging for herself and her audience. Her work has been shown at APAP, The ODC Theatre San Francisco, The Dance Complex Boston, Your Move NJ, Alvin Ailey, Steps on Broadway, DANY Studios, PMT, Dixon Place, White Wave, Triskelion Arts, The Actors Fund Arts Center and Green Space.
Kempsey Eisteddfod Society welcomes Dr William R Clark OAM to adjudicate the 2019 Kempsey music eisteddfod.
William Clark is a music educator, Examiner, conductor, lecturer and church musician. For many years he was Director of Music at The Scots College Sydney and has been Director of Music at St Mark’s Church Darling Point for the past 27 years. He was President of the Music Teachers Association of NSW and President of the Heads of Music Association in NSW Independent Schools. He is a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music and a number of Music Colleges in the UK and Australia. In 2018 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Kempsey Eisteddfod at www.stardom.com.au.
Entries close 11th April 2019, with late entries accepted until 18th April only if accompanied by a Late Fee per competitor.
Please ensure you have entered the qualifying sections if you are entering Championships. The Committee will not be held responsible if you have not entered the qualifying sections.
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