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Inspiring Lives Through
Breathtaking Performances

Founded in 1973, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives through breathtaking performances. From hosting the nation’s largest chamber music competition to working with students directly in the schools, Fischoff is committed to music education.

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Founded in 1973 in South Bend, IN, USA, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition has grown to become the largest chamber music competition in the world, and one of the most prestigious classical music prizes attainable today. Over $60,000 worth of prizes are awarded across four divisions during the course of the three-day Competition.

Community Outreach

Fischoff’s educational programs enrich the musical and cultural life of the community through personal interaction with musicians of the highest caliber. Since 1995, Fischoff’s educational outreach programs have reached over 93,500 children and youth throughout Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan, placing a particular emphasis on underserved and at-risk communities.

Chamber Music Academy

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association is committed to inspiring the next generation of chamber musicians. Established in 1999, the Fischoff Chamber Music Academy is helping to create a chamber music community among local area high school musicians who are dedicated to digging deeper into the challenging repertoire of chamber music.



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Join in our mission of education

From masterclasses with world-class musicians for competitors to working with kids from Elementary school to College, music education is at the core of our mission. With your generosity, we can continue to support current and future musicians in finding their path forward.

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