Junior Piano Adjudicator Diane Manojlovich has been involved with and enjoying music festivals for most of her life. An avid participant as a youngster, Diane registered her own students in various festivals as an adult. She was the festival coordinator for the Rotary Burlington Music Festival for many years, is on the board of the Ontario Music Festivals Association and has attended several National Music Festivals. In 2016, with co-founder and colleague, Tom Oliver, and a fabulous committee, she created the Hamilton Music Festival. Her musical education began in Niagara Falls with the wonderful Beverly Jamieson and Diane has been fortunate to have continued her journey under the guidance of other excellent teachers: Heather Laliberte and Pamela van Weelden. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree after high school, Diane worked in both the pharmaceutical industry and with industrial chemicals before she left work to become a mother. While home with her children, Diane began teaching piano. Realizing that music was much more rewarding than chemicals, she returned to university and earned her Honours Bachelor of Music degree. Maintaining a very busy private music studio, many of her students perform Diane’s own compositions. She sings in her Church choir, has accompanied choirs and solo instrumentalists, and has ensured that her three children have developed their talent and love for music.