2024 Adjudicators

Amanda Brunk BacMusPerf, MA/Community Music


Amanda Brunk BacMusPerf, MA/Community Music

Amanda Brunk (BacMusPerf, MA/Community Music) is a PAVA-Recognized Vocologist and Designated Linklater Teacher specializing in contemporary voice technique and voice habilitation. Amanda teaches voice for singers at Wilfrid Laurier University and periodically coaches actors at Sheridan College/University of Toronto. She also maintains a successful private studio in Waterloo, Ontario. Her voice students have gone on to perform throughout Canada, on North American tours and in Broadway shows. As conductor of the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir for eight years, Amanda led the choir to win competitions nationally and internationally, and to perform with Grammy-winning recording artists and rock groups.

A passionate advocate for the education and inspiration of young artists, she was the Founder and Music Director of the Music Theatre Academy at Laurier, an intensive three-week performance program for pre-professional emerging artists. Amanda is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Singer's Theatre, a summer music theatre training program that attracts singers from across North America since 2002, and has served as vocal director for various cruise lines. She is the proud recipient of two Professional Development Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Amanda adjudicates regularly for classical, choral, pop and music theatre categories. from coast to coast. She is vice-president of the Ontario chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is a published author for the NATS Journal of Singing and VASTA Voice and Speech Review.

Gordon Craig

Brass, Woodwind and Percussion

Gordon Craig

Gordon Craig was the Clarinet Professor at the Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen's University, and Music Director of the Queen's Symphony Orchestra for many years. He has premiered many major works written for him by faculty and Alumni of the Dan School of Drama and Music both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.

During his tenure at Queen's, he was also the Music Director of the Queen's University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Clarinet Choir. His students have pursued successful careers as teachers, performers, and conductors across Canada and down through the United States.

Gordon was Principal Clarinet of the Kingston Symphony and for many years and was also a member of Trio Chanteclair. Gordon was active as Music Director for the Kingston Youth Orchestra and is well known as an adjudicator and guest clinician.

As Music Director of the Quinte Symphony in Belleville for 25 years, Gordon received awards from both the City of Belleville and the Quinte Arts council for his contribution to the arts in the Quinte region.

For the last several years Gordon has been active in the Music Theatre community and has appeared in such shows as Shrek, Anne of Green Gables, Matilda and many more.

In the spring of 2024, Gordon will take the podium for the Orion Theatre production as Music Director for Jesus Christ Superstar.

Martha Gregory


Martha Gregory

Martha Gregory grew up in Rochester, New York where she studied violin, piano and voice at the Hochstein School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and Roberts Wesleyan College. Her string studies involved classical and Suzuki methods and she worked as a Major in Music Education and Classical Voice with double minors in Violin and Piano. She continued her Voice Studies with Megan Rutledge at the Royal Conservatory of Music and free-lance performed with many orchestras. She also taught for The Toronto District School Board in an outreach program for strings in Cabbagetown schools.

Martha has been performing with the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra for the last 28 years under Marco Parisotto's baton and was principal violinist with the Hamstrings of Durham Trio for 12 years. She established a private studio in Pickering. She spent 12 years touring with the Jean McDonald Singers, performing in Choral, Opera and Musical Theatre.

Martha was the first Vice-President in the Pickering Metro East Festival. In 2000, she took over the Festival and has run the Pickering GTA Music Festival. She was President of OMFA for 8 years and Past-President for the last 4 years. After commiserating with Pam Allen about adjudicators, Pam invited her to try her hand at adjudicating in the Toronto Kiwanis, a daunting task indeed! Adjudicating has become her passion for the last 23 years. In July of 2019 she became the Artistic Director of the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, the largest festival of its kind in Canada. She is proud of her local festival that celebrates 24 years this year and will be returning to a live and virtual festival this year. Martha has been involved with music festivals for the last 33 years and has retired as the Ontario representative on the National Board of Governors.