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Rosen-Schaffel Competition

for Young and Emerging Artists


Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020

Time: 6pm

Location: Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center



First Place: $2000*
Second Place: $1500
Third Place: $1000
Audience Choice: $1000

First Place Affiliate Studio: $1000

*In addition to a cash prize, the First Place Winner will also receive an inviitation to perform a complete concerto or comparable work during An Appalachian Summer Festival's 2020 season.

The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the 10th anniversary season of the highly acclaimed Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young & Emerging Artists, known for the pivotal role it has played in launching the careers of some of our state’s most promising young artists. In the final live round of the competition, presented during An Appalachian Summer Festival, a panel of prominent symphony conductors will select a First, Second, and Third Place winner from a group of finalists selected via a blind adjudication process during the spring. The competition’s audience will also select an Audience Choice Award winner.

Andrew Rene, baritone, first place prize winner of the 2019 Rosen-Schaffel Competition, will perform with the Eastern Festival Orchestra on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.