Thats exactly what my orchestra did a few weeks ago(first round screened,than in the open) and I had posted my pros and contras-am in favour of screen but also like to see how a person sits,plays etc...

I think I asked should we start a thread on screen-no screen,or was that discussed ad nauseam here?

I also think that to be absolutely non-prejudiced is impossible,even in cases of completely unknown people (to a jury member),but then thats why there is more than one person on the jury,right?

What do they mean by leaving everything to the conductor?