Irish Dance Parent Association

836 Prior Avenue

St Paul, MN 55104

Minnesota State Championships

Adjudicators and Musicians

Adjudicators:

 

  • Dearbhla Fay Kapenas, IL

  • Emily Major, KY

  • Breda O’Brien, MA

  • Noreen Houlihan Smith, MA

  • Heather Timm, OH

  • John Timm, OH

  • Philip Gillan Owens, FL

 

Musicians:

 

  • Tom Juenemann, Minnesota

  • Nick Shizas, Illinois

  • 2 more TBD

Music Competition Judge:

 

  • CHAD McANALLY - HARP, HAMMER DULCIMER, TIN WHISTLE, FLUTE

Chad has been passionately involved in traditional music since he was a child. He holds a BA in Music, did graduate work in ethno-musicology, studied with master harper Ann Heymann and won the SHSA National Scottish Harp championship in 2009. In 2011, the American Composers Forum invited Chad to take part in the launch of their new Composer Teaching Artist training program. In 2010, he received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to record. Chad brings his joy of teaching and experience as performer, parent, and composer to his work at the CIM.