Wormald to judge at Muse 2006

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  1. brass journo

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    World famous venues and judges for Muse 2006

    The 2006 Muse Festival (Music for Everyone) is fast developing into one of the most exciting multi-cultural musical events of 2006 with the latest announcement of a prestigious venue for the festival performances and an acclaimed judge from the UK.

    The venue for the opening of Muse 2006, the competitions and closing ceremony will be the Ballroom of the Orchard Hotel, Singapore. The Orchard Hotel is one of Singapore’s finest and boasts all the facilities that could be needed for such an event as Muse. It is also perfectly placed right in the heart of Singapore on the famous Orchard Road.

    Throughout the festival, which takes place from 13 to 19 April 2006, concerts, competitions and workshops will be given and leaders of the workshops will include the judges of inaugural festival.

    Whilst two judges will be from Singapore’s own Band Association, one judge has been appointed from the UK and another will be appointed from the Southern Hemisphere.

    The judge from the UK has been announced as Chris Wormald. Chris Wormald is currently Director of Arts at the renowned Smithills School in Bolton, England. A recipient of the coveted Mortimer Medal from The Worshipful Company of Musicians and winner of the Classic FM Teacher of the Year Award, Chris has inspired the lives of many musicians both in wind bands and brass bands and especially the members of the famous Smithills School Senior Brass Band which Chris has led to numerous victories and has conducted all over the world from America to Japan and Norway to New Zealand, in addition to around 40 performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London. Chris has also been awarded the Gerald Taylor Vocational Award and Brian Hicks Memorial Award for his continued success and dedication to developing music performance to the highest possible standards within UK education.

    As well as playing in the French horn section of some of the world’s finest orchestras and arranging and composing some excellent music, Chris has also conducted some of the world’s most famous brass bands and is a member of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC) and the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (ABBA).

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