Our Selection Process

Our selection process begins with the review of nominations.  Anyone may submit a nomination. Any qualified individual, group, business, institution, venue or event may be nominated.

Among other requirements, a nominee must have a definite connection to the greater Rochester area and have made a significant contribution toward the creation of musical excellence. Nominees may represent any music genre and be associated with any music related vocation from any era in Rochester’s history.

The careers and achievements of nominees are evaluated by our selection committee using an extensive and comprehensive list of criteria along with the informed and expert opinions from members on our advisory board and from elsewhere in the community.

Final approval of new inductees comes from the board of directors. The board is committed to maintaining the highest level of standards regarding inductees while striving to recognize and honor the musical diversity evident in the community.