The Nation's Largest Chamber Music Competition


The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association sponsors the nation's largest chamber music competition, and is America’s premier educational chamber music competition. 
The 47th Annual Fischoff Competition will be held May 8-10, 2020. 

Fischoff's Staff and Board of Directors wish to thank the musicians, coaches, jurors and 100 volunteers who make the competition stellar each year.

In complance with the CDC recommendation to cancel all public events for the next eight weeks, a live Fischoff competition will not occur on May 8-10 in South Bend. However, we are currently exploring alternate back-up options. More details soon.


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Fischoff's Statement on COVID-19 (March 11, 2020)

Official Statement

Official Fischoff Video Prize Release

Tune into the new release by 2019 Fischoff Gold Medal String Winner, Merz Trio. (Sponsored by Darnton & Hersch Fine Violins)

Our History

Committed to music education, the Fischoff uniquely partners with competition alumni to bring free, innovative music programs directly to children in their own schools and community centers. Known as the Fischoff Arts-in-Education Residency, these programs have served 70,000 community children since 1995 and reach more than 2,500 underserved and at-risk children each year. Additionally, Fischoff offers several programs to support and encourage area high school-aged musicians.

Wu Han

The Fischoff is the best of any of the competitions, and has provided the most supportive and nurturing environment for all young musicians

Wu Han
Pianist and Artistic Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York, New York

Sponsored By:
University of Notre Dame              South Bend / Mishawaka Convention and Visitor       AE