MSF | Speech & Drama Adjudicators
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Speech & Drama Adjudicators

2021 Festival Adjudicators


Timothy McCarthy 


Timothy studied Speech & Drama at the Cork School of Music; graduated from the National University of Ireland with an MA Degree in Drama and Theatre Studies and the Higher Diploma in Education; he holds the Post Graduate Certificate in Adjudicating.

He is a member of the examiners panel in Speech, Drama and Communication at Trinity College, London. He runs his own Speech & Drama Studio, where he teaches all aspects of the subject. He is the Drama Director at the annual International Youth Camp Festival of Music, Dance and Drama, Sri Lanka. He works closely with the Irish National Council for the Blind, recording audio books for its members. He conducted Teacher Training Courses in Speech & Drama in Kuala Lumpur, Colombo and at his own Studio in Cork. He led a number of workshops for English teachers in Bangkok, Malacca and Sri Lanka using Speech & Drama pedagogy as a means of teaching English. He has given training courses for Church Ministers and directed an Adult Drama Company for ten years, specializing in One Act Play Productions.

Timothy is an Adjudicator-Member and Vice-Chairman of The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech, a member of The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama and the Drama League of Ireland. He is the Director of Cork Feis Maitiú – the Music and Drama Festival in his home City; has adjudicated at Festivals in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. In 2011 he was awarded a Fellowship of The Federation of Festivals for services to the Festival Movement.


Rosalind Taylor 


Rosalind trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at The Laban Centre of Movement and Dance, London.

Rosalind has taught speech and drama for over thirty years and has led several large Performing Arts departments. She continues to deliver workshops at leading vocational schools and universities, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. In addition to her teaching credits, Rosalind has extensive experience in directing and creating original devised material for vocational and community outreach projects.

Rosalind has spent over twenty years working alongside award-winning choreographers with the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain – on their Creative Team, as drama coach and répétiteur. She continues to support their Beyond Ballet initiative for new and aspiring young choreographers, applauding this opportunity to Mikah Smillie (Artistic Director of NYB)


Katrina Mulvihill  


Katrina studied at The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and feels privileged to have been part of the unique three year Actor/Teacher Course. Having Graduated with Honours, she won a Scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and went on to study Opera, Musical Theatre, Acting and Piano for a further two years. Katrina, as professional Soloist and Principle, has appeared at many prestigious venues over the years performing in Plays, Operas, Recitals and Concerts at The Drury Lane Theatre, The Shaw Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, The Purcell Room and the QEH.

Katrina is an experienced Director, as well as performer, and has enjoyed producing plays, concerts and shows with adults through to young children in a variety of styles ranging from Pantomime and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Light Operettas through to Shakespeare and Grand Opera.

A longstanding member of LAMDA’s Examining Board, for over 30 years, she has also regularly lectured and given Master classes for LAMDA and other multiple agencies in Mime, Improvisation, Acting, Voice Production and Musical Theatre to name but a few.

Katrina is Headteacher of a large Independent School and Nursery in Gidea Park, Essex and an Adjudicator with The British and International Federation of Festivals.