Firstly, thanks for getting me over that 100 followers mark! It's a lovely feeling that the stuff one creates is connecting with people, even if it is just my mundane contributions to the forums 😂
Second piece of news is I will be one of the judges in this years NGUAC. I was delighted to be asked! I know how much work goes into running a contest, so to be able to help out in my own way is very cool indeed.
I'm still tinkering with my own personal review and scoring guidelines, but I think my best scores will head to the composers that create clear emotional reactions within me, whether it be a deep satisfaction, being moved by the beauty of a track, or even making me spit out tea and yell "WTF was that?"
Make sure you get your submissions in by 20th July. There's already loads to listen to, but keep them coming. The harder our jobs are, the better!