ROSEN-SCHAFFEL COMPETITION for Young & Emerging Artists



Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 10:00am


Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
813 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28607


The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the ninth 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. During the spring of 2019, contestants submitted recordings of their work and a panel of judges selected eight finalists to compete in a public performance.

During the final round on July 6, jurors will designate three top prizewinners and the audience will select an audience choice award winner. In addition to a cash prize, the first-prize winner will be awarded an opportunity to perform a complete concerto or comparable work with conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Eastern Festival Orchestra during the 2020 season of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Morgan Short, first place prize winner of the 2018 Rosen-Schaffel Competition, will perform with the Eastern Festival Orchestra on Sunday, July 14 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

This year’s competition jurors are José-Louis Novo with the Eastern Festival Orchestra and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Roger Kalia with the Pacific Symphony and Orchestra Santa Monica, and Robert Moody with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

About the Rosen-Schaffel Competition
The Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists, established in July 2011, is a program of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university’s annual summer festival of the performing and visual arts. The competition is co-presented with the university’s highly acclaimed Hayes School of Music, and is named in honor of Mrs. Muriel Rosen and two of Mrs. Rosen's family members, Nancy and Neil Schaffel. Arnold and Muriel Rosen’s vision and generosity led to the founding of An Appalachian Summer Festival in 1983. Central to the festival’s founding principles is a belief in the importance of supporting young American artists, and promoting the professional endeavors of young artists pursuing careers in the fine arts. This belief, championed by the Rosens and their family, remains an integral component of the festival’s mission and identity, and is clearly reflected in this remarkable program.


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