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Entering the Competition

The Fischoff attracts the finest and most talented young musicians from around the globe. We welcome your ensemble’s entry! The 51st Annual Fischoff Competition is scheduled for May 10 – 12, 2024 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA. Entries due by February 21, 2024, 5:00 pm Eastern.

Entries due February 21, 2024, 5:00 pm Eastern

Senior Division

Senior Division 2024 Rulebooks will be available later this year. 

Junior Division

Junior Division 2024 Rulebooks will be available later this year.

Competition Entry Forms

Entry Forms for Fischoff’s 2024 Competition will be available in early 2024

Fischoff Competition Entry Fees
Ensemble Name
Contact Name


Senior Division

Florence V. Carroll Junior Division


Emilia Romagna Festival

The Fischoff grants the Grand Prize winner a trip to the Emilia Romagna Festival one year following their win. The Emilia Romagna Festival arranges approximately four to six concerts each summer, hosted in hill-top villages and small towns throughout the Emilia Romagna region. The Festival provides each ensemble with housing, transportation, and performance opportunities in historic villas, castles, village chapels, city churches, and even an ancient farm courtyard.

The Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins Video Recording Prize at Guarneri Hall, Chicago

The Senior Strings Gold Medalist will be awarded a video recording prize at Guarneri Hall, Chicago sponsored by Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins.

The Fischoff Double Gold Tours

The Fischoff awards tours for both Gold Medal ensembles in the Senior Division Winds and Senior Division Strings the fall following the competition. The ensembles will present concerts and educational programs to more than 4,000 children, youth, and adults throughout the Midwest. Visit the Double Gold Tour page to read about previous tours.

From the Top

The Junior Division Gold Medal Winners will perform live on NPR’s From the Top, which showcases America’s most outstanding young classical musicians.