On Friday evening at 6pm, the co-founders of the competition announced the five finalists who will compete on Sunday afternoon at 3 in Warner Concert Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory:

1) Briana Lehman (Rice University)

2) Shuo Li (Oberlin Conservatory)

3) Julie Link (Cleveland Institute of Music)

4) Laura Miller (University of Texas at Austin)

5) Amanda Swain (Northwestern University)