3 June – 8 June 2024
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
2024 Music Adjudicator:
Janette has been extensively involved in music performance assessment, and has adjudicated at competitions and eisteddfods. She has headed dynamic music departments in schools and held positions at the University of Melbourne. Janette has formed, lead and conducted music groups including Como Camerata Chamber Music, Port Fairy Messiah, Warrnambool Ladies Choir, Surrey Hills Chamber Orchestra and ‘Bach Tour of Discovery’ to Germany.
Of late, Janette has devoted her time to private teaching, always aiming to share the joy of music making with every student.
2024 Official Accompanist:
Dean Sky Lucas
Dean was the Open Music Scholar at Guildford Grammar School, Perth, where he trained on organ and piano. He graduated from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, NSW.
Following 15 years in Melbourne, Dean has recently completed 7 years’ employment in New Zealand, six of them in the position of Lecturer and Head of Collaborative Piano at the University of Auckland. In 2018 Dean was the Music Director for Gertrude Opera’s inaugural Yarra Valley Opera Festival, preparing and performing the Australian premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Elixir of Love, Cosi fan Tutte and The Tale of 2 Divas to critical acclaim.