The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the 11th annual Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition for Young & Emerging Artists, known for the pivotal role it has played in launching the careers of some of our region’s most promising young artists. This year, the competition expanded its eligibility to 10 Southeastern states! In the final live round of the competition, presented during An Appalachian Summer Festival on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, a panel of distinguished musicians, conductors, and collegiate educators will choose 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.
First Place: $2,500*
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,500
Audience Choice: $1,000
*In addition to a cash prize, the First Place Winner will also receive an invitation to perform during An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2023 season.