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Adjudicators 2012 North Wales Choral Festival

John Fitzpatrick

07 09 2012

John Fitzpatrick has wide experience as a conductor, tutor, examiner, and lecturer. He has been associated with the prestigious Cork International Choral Festival for many years becoming its Artistic and Festival Director in 1993. He is widely regarded as being the driving force behind its continued artistic and organisational development over that period, including Cork’s designation as European Capital of Culture in 2005. Recently retired as Director of the County Cork School of Music he continues to be involved in many other activities. John is a founder Board Member of both AOIC (The Association of Irish Choirs) and The Music Network, is a Member of the Choral Festival Network and is a Music Consultant to the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat. As well as adjudicating at national level he is a regular jury member at major international choral festivals. In 2007 he was honoured by the City of Cork when presented with the Cork Person of the Year Award in acknowledgement of his contribution to music. In 2010, University College Cork conferred him with an honorary Masters Degree of Arts in recognition of his services to choral music, music education, and to the musical and cultural life of Cork.

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