Sydney, Australia -
Optimum Percussion (Carolyn Watson, Eisteddfod Coordinator) presented the 12th Annual Australian Percussion Eisteddfod on August 27-28 in Sydney. Adjudicators and clinicians included James Campbell (University of Kentucky, USA), Gray France (Australian National University, PAS Australia Chapter President), Sergei Golovko (Melbourne Percussion Ensemble School and Marimba Academy), and Allan Watson (Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra).
Each year Optimum Percussion holds the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod in Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne where primary and high school students can compete in solo or ensemble events. Schools and percussionists from all over Australia have attended this event since its inception.
Pictured Left to Right in the photo above are: Carolyn Watson, James Campbell, Gary France, Sergei Golovko, Allan Watson.