Music Adjudicators

Burnley Festival of

Speech, Music & Stage Dance







Lots of people help us with the Festival by giving their time and expertise to help something happen that they believe in. Could you be one of them?  We need help through the year developing the Festival to meet the needs of today‚Äôs performers and of course we need hands-on help on the days of the Festival itself.

We currently have a vacancy for someone to help us with publicity for our Festival, but whatever your area of expertise and interest from drama, music anddance to secretarial, management, fund-raising and IT skills, you can be sure we would welcome your involvement to the extent you wished to give it.

Vaguely interested?  Please come along to one of our Festival events and make yourself known at the Festival Office. Alternatively  email us and we will  be in touch.

The Burnley Festival Team look forward to hearing from you!


Bryan Husband studied singing and piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, London, and the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.  Having performed for some years in continental and UK opera houses, concert halls, and music theatre, he now divides his time between homes in London and Worcester.

Having spent some years as Head of Singing at Guildford School of Acting, he now teaches at Trinity Laban, London, runs a private teaching practice, gives workshops and masterclasses ('belting' to audition techniques), performs, adjudicates, examines for a music board, and also works as a ski instructor!  Performances include tv and radio broadcasts, opera, oratorio and recital.

In 2005, Bryan was selected as a BIFF (British and International Federation of Festivals) Adjudicator.  Adjudication has taken him all over the world, including Hong Kong three times, Gibraltar, and Trinidad and Tobago, and all around the UK and Ireland, most recently to Oswestry.  In 2012, Bryan was invited to become a music examiner: his most recent examining work was in Hong Kong and Thailand, and around the UK.  His hobbies include all theatre, gardening, skiing and walking.  Bryan is delighted to be at the Burnley Festival for the first time.