The 48th Annual Fischoff "Virtual" Competition May 14 - 16, 2021


In compliance with the CDC recommendation to cancel all public events, a live Fischoff competition will not occur in South Bend. However, we will hold a virtual competition May 14-16.  Performances and events will be available on our Facebook Page, Instagram, and YouTube. Be sure to follow us to stay up to date!


View the last year's competition program book


2021 Virtual Competition Schedule

All times are Eastern


Friday, May 14 (all times Eastern)
  Quarterfinalist video performances: (links will be available 5/14)
10:00 am Junior Wind Division
11:30 am Junior String Division
1:00 pm Senior Wind Division
2:30 pm Senior String Division
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Juror Insight Event with Kari Landry & Jeffrey Scott: Commissioning New Works: An Insider's View of Where to Start, Lessons Learned, and a Composer's Perspective
  (Pre-registration is required. Contact kara@fischoff.org with any questions.)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Juror Insight Event with Rachel Barton Pine: Behind the Scenes of Music by Black Composers, a Guided Tour with Rachel Barton Pine
  (Pre-registration is required. Contact kara@fischoff.org with any questions.)
6:00 pm  Live Welcome & Semifinalists Announcement via Zoom
Saturday, May 15 (all times Eastern)
  Semifinalist video performances: (links will be available 5/15)
11:00 am Junior String Division
12:00 pm Junior Wind Division
1:00 pm Senior String Division
2:00 pm Senior Wind Division
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Juror Insight Event with Michael Kannen: Inspiration Everywhere: What I Have Learned From Great Musicians Who Don't Play Classical Music
  (Pre-registration is required. Contact kara@fischoff.org with any questions.)
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Masterclasses for Junior Division ensembles via Zoom
4:00 pm Live Finalist Announcement via Zoom
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Juror meetings with ensembles via Zoom (registration required)
Sunday, May 16 (all times Eastern)
12:00 pm Finalist video performances (link will be available 5/16)
2:30 pm LIVE!
  Awards Ceremony, Gold Medal Concert, and Interviews
  Grand Prize Winner Announcement



Gold Medal Concert from the 2020 Fischoff Competition




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