Phillip is rejoining us for the 2022 Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod after successfully assisting us at the 2017 eisteddfod.
PHILIP SKETCHLEY OAM: Dip Mus Ed. DSCM. A Mus A.
L Mus A. LTCL.
We extend a warm welcome to Phillip Sketchley our adjudicator for the 10th annual Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod.
Born in Lismore Philip has a distinguished career as a pianist, conductor, accompanist, and musical director. He has been an adjudicator at many Eisteddfods and an examiner for HSC exams in New South Wales. He is also a highly respected teacher of piano, theory of music and musicianship and vocal coach. In 2008 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service and contribution to the community of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley area through music as a performer, director, teacher and fundraiser.
He has been the recipient of numerous other awards reflecting his passion and commitment to promoting opportunities in music for learning development and performance. His most recent position being president and chair of the newly formed Newcastle Youth Orchestra which provides opportunities in music for emerging young musicians in orchestral music.
Our performers are sure to benefit by being the recipients of his wealth of musical knowledge and experience.