Sam is an Adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.  For the Federation he has already adjudicated at Blackpool Festival for Music, Dance and Speech, Northampton Festival of Performing Arts and Cottingham Methodist Church Music Festival and looks forward to visiting further festivals in 2014.

For almost 10 years Sam has worked as a Music Mentor for Music for Youth during both the Regional and National Festival series.  He is popular with young performers and their parents and teachers alike, finding a way to give informative and insightful feedback in an entertaining and relaxed way.  

Sam has also adjudicated festivals for Calderdale Music Service and The Grammar School at Leeds.