Prizes and Tours

Prizes


SENIOR DIVISIONS

Grand Prize Medal — $10,000
Sponsored by Jeny and John Sejdinaj
The Grand Prize Medal winner also participates in the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy the following summer.
 

Strings/Piano

Gold Medal — $3,500 & Winner’s Gold Tour
Sponsored by Deirdre Mylod and Paul Worland
In addition, CodaBow is honored to award their master bow, the MARQUISE GS, to the Senior Division Strings/Piano Gold Medalists. As the original carbon-fiber bow, CodaBow is recognized worldwide as the category pioneer, industry leader, and premier standard for advanced bows.

Silver Medal — $3,000
Endowed by the Barbara Shields Byrum Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Bronze Medal — $2,000
Sponsored by the G. Burt and Charlotte Ford Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
 

Winds/Brass

Gold Medal — $3,500 & Winner’s Gold Tour
Sponsored by Mimi and Kevin Leahy

Silver Medal — $3,000
Sponsored by Meg Thoma

Bronze Medal — $2,000
Sponsored by the G. Burt and Charlotte Ford Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

 

FLORENCE V. CARROLL JUNIOR DIVISIONS

Strings/Piano

Gold Medal — $2,300
Sponsored by Shirley and William Garber

Silver Medal — $1,800
Sponsored by Ann and Paul Divine

Bronze Medal — $1,300
Sponsored by Marijke Niles and Kirsten & Marc Niles
 

Winds/Brass

Gold Medal — $2,300
Endowed by the Barbara Shields Byrum Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Silver Medal — $1,800
Endowed by the Barbara Shields Byrum Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Bronze Medal — $1,300
Endowed by the Barbara Shields Byrum Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County


Brass Ensemble Prizes

Senior Division Winds/Brass Prize — $400
Junior Division Winds/Brass Prize — $300
Sponsored by the American Brass Quintet
The American Brass Quintet (ABQ) is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the growing number of young brass ensembles in the U.S. In 2019, ABQ is pleased to offer these prizes to the most outstanding brass ensemble in each division.

 

Kenneth Geoffroy Memorial Award

$700
Underwritten by Patricia Geoffroy
Awarded to the highest-ranking Junior Division from the Michiana Region.

 

 

Tours


Emiligia Romagna Festival

The Fischoff grants the Grand Prize Medal winner a trip to the Emiligia 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 Fischoff Double Gold Tours

The Fischoff awards tours for both Gold Medal ensembles in the Senior Division Winds/Brass and Senior Division Strings/Piano the fall following the competition. The ensembles will present concerts and educational programs to more than 5,000 children, youth, and adults throughout the Midwest. Visit the Double Gold Tour page to read about previous tours.