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Jury Process

A panel of distinguished musicians and collegiate educators will serve as jurors for the Rosen-Schaffel Competition preliminary round.  Based on recordings submitted in mp3 format, jurors will select eight (8) finalists, via a blind adjudication process, to compete on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Boone, North Carolina, at a public event held as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival's 2016 season.

In the final live round of the competition, a panel of prominent symphony conductors will select a First Place, Second Place and Third Place Winner. The decision of the judges is final. In addition, the competition audience will select an “Audience Choice Award Winner.”

conductor, Gerard Schwarz with the Eastern Festival Orchestra