Our Selection Process

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

Among other requirements, a nominee must have a definite connection to the Greater Rochester Region 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 or activity from any era in Rochester’s history.

The careers and achievements of nominees are evaluated by our Selection Committee which then makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. Final approval of new inductees comes from the Board which is committed to maintaining the highest level of standards regarding inductees while striving to recognize and honor the musical diversity evident in the community.