Sandra Milliken has been working as a music adjudicator since 2000. In the period since then Sandra has successfully established herself as a much sought-after adjudicator at eisteddfodau and festivals across Queensland, in other parts of Australia and also overseas. Whilst specialising in the adjudication of vocal and choral music, she is also experienced in adjudicating across all areas of instrumental music performance.

Music Adjudicator

My adjudicating ethic is one based on the adoption of a friendly, supportive and encouraging approach toward all those whose performances I am evaluating. Competitors, teachers and conductors often express their appreciation for the informative adjudication comments I provide regarding aspects of technique and performance presentation.

Recent music adjudication appointments have included:

  • 2008 – One of three international adjudicators invited by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand to join a panel of ten adjudicators from ASEAN countries tasked with selecting a new ASEAN Anthem from ten songs that had been shortlisted from a very large field of entries submitted by composers from across the ASEAN area.
  • 2011 – International advising composer for the Youth Inspiring Youth — Commissioning Emerging Composers project conducted by San Francisco-based choir WomenSing. The project provides the opportunity for young composers to create new choral music, mentored by internationally recognized composers and for up to two winners to be commissioned to write treble choral works.
  • 2010 to 2018 – One of seven local and international adjudicators for the Singapore Youth Festival – Central Judging of Choirs conducted by the Singapore Ministry of Education. In 2011 and 2013 I was privileged to also be commissioned to write the set pieces for the competition.
  • Queensland University of Technology Musical Theatre
  • Education Queensland Choral Fanfare
  • Rockhampton Eisteddfod
  • Gladstone Eisteddfod
  • Mackay Eisteddfod
  • Cairns and District Junior Eisteddfod
  • Townsville Eisteddfod
  • Mount Isa School of the Air Eisteddfod
  • Asia Pacific Choral Summit Hong Kong 2019
  • Kingaroy Eisteddfod
  • City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod
  • Goondiwindi Apex Eisteddfod
  • Ingham Eisteddfod
  • Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod
  • Mt Isa Eisteddfod
  • Gympie and District Eisteddfod
  • B-Dazzled! Music & Dance Festival, Singapore
  • Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod
  • Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod

In need of the services of a music adjudicator?

Please contact Sandra to discuss her availability if you are needing to lock in the services of music adjudicator for your next festival or eisteddfod. Bookings up to two years in advance are available.

Sandra Milliken - Adjudicator and Music Educator