Noel Cislowski

One of Australia's foremost adjudicators in drama, speech and music. He has judged drama and music festivals throughout Australia and in New Zealand. He holds the highest diplomas available in speech and drama and singing from the AMEB and is a Fellow of the Trinity College of London. He also studied singing at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Elizabeth Todd. Noel’s experience as a teacher, university lecturer, actor, producer and director extends from his early years in QLD to his period as Inspector of Speech & Drama for the NSW Education Department and State Chairman of Public Speaking and Debating. His role with schools included advising teachers and coordinating productions throughout NSW as well as developing curriculum and teaching materials. He holds the unique distinction of having been President of both the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW and the Speech and Drama Association of NSW, concurrently. As a performer Noel has appeared as narrator/singer with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Festival Symphony Orchestra and Willoughby Symphony in such classics as Tubby the Tuba, Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals. He has played lead roles in musical comedy such as White Horse Inn and The Mikado as well as presenting one-man shows of verse and song from Shakespeare to contemporary writers. He is especially well known for his outstanding interpretations of the works of C J Dennis and Banjo Paterson and the delightfully satiric songs of Noel Coward and Flanders and Swann. Noel is a Past President of the Speech and Drama Association of NSW and is a Board Member and Deputy Chairman of the Sydney Eisteddfod. He served for over thirty years as a Director and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Studies for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), has served on the Board of Directors for the Australian International Conservatorium of Music and is currently a consultant to its Academic Board. He is also a drama consultant to Wesley Institute for the Arts. Noel is an Examiner in Speech and Drama with the AMEB and also with the International Music Examination Board (IMEB). In his local community, Noel chairs The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir Advisory Committee and is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Chatswood. In addition to his many professional and advisory roles Noel greatly enjoys teaching and assisting young people to develop their creative and artistic talents.



Dance Troupes

Speech and Drama

Senior Vocals

Modern Vocals Pop and Musical Theatre


String Instruments

Wind Instruments