Melissa Buchholz - Adjudicator 

Melissa is a highly experienced adjudicator who has been working in this forked for over 25 years. She has adjudicated all over Australia and the list of Eisteddfodau includes Gold Coast, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Hawkesbury, Taree,Coffs Harbour, Forbes, Biloela, Beenleigh, Tenterfield, Inverell, Rockhampton,  Dalby, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Manly, Ipswich and more. 

Melissa is renowned for her encouragement of all performers and her knowledge of teaching. Her areas of expertise are woodwind and piano, but she is equally comfortable adjudicating singing , brass and strings. 

“What a delight to have Melissa adjudicate at our Eisteddfod for vocal and instrumental sections – so encouraging for the performers with quality feedback and advice. She is great to work with, and tuned in to the needs of rural and regional students. We highly recommend this multi-faceted jewel for adjudicating, workshops or lessons.”

Melissa Kerr


Biloela Eisteddfod Society

'Mel is such a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm, and she goes to

great lengths to bring music education to small country towns like Forbes. She offers so much versatility and encouragement, and is just so easy to get along with. Thanks Mel- you are a true gem. '


Von Janetzki

Forbes, NSW



The eisteddfod movement is the powerhouse in the pursuit of excellence in the performing arts.

What a joy it is when we welcome Melissa Philp as our adjudicator for the vocal instrumental sections of the Lismore eisteddfod.We know she will give generously of her time, expert

knowledge and will encourage with wisdom and compassion our performers. young and young at heart, in their pursuit of their goal of excellence.


Valerie Axtens, Secretary

Lismore Musical Festival Society