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The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association sponsors the nation’s largest chamber music competition. The Fischoff distinguishes itself from all other music competitions by remaining true to its core mission: to encourage and educate young musicians in the discipline and expression of chamber music. Committed to music education, Fischoff partners with its distinguished Competition alumni to deliver free, innovative music programs to Michiana’s children and youth. Programs are presented in schools, community centers, and after school programs. Fischoff’s programs give local students first-hand, close-up, personal experiences with some of the finest chamber musicians in the world.

Since 1995, these programs have served more than 95,000 children, reaching more than 4,000 children annually placing particular emphasis on underserved and at-risk communities. 
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Peer Ambassadors for Chamber Music

During the competition weekend, carefully chosen junior ensembles are invited into area classrooms to present interactive performance-workshops for elementary school students. The program’s purpose is to present to little learners a friendly introduction to chamber music.

(Serving grades 2-5)

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Double Gold Tour Outreach

Join the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition winners on their Double Gold Tour as they visit schools in Michiana and beyond.

(Serving grades 6-12)

El Cascabel Play Along

Arts-in-Education Residency

This residency is awarded to Fischoff’s Ann Divine Educator Award winner acknowledging a Fischoff alumni ensemble who has demonstrated outstanding and imaginative education programming for children. This weeklong community outreach residency in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties consists of interactive Stories & Music concerts in schools along with masterclasses, workshops and community concerts.

(Serving grades 2-12)

Fischoff Chamber Music Academy

Be part of Fischoff’s merit-based scholarship chamber music program for pre-college students in Michiana. This tuition-free program provides high quality chamber music education including coaching sessions, workshops, masterclasses and performance opportunities.
Program runs Sept-May.

(Serving grades 6-12)

Chamber Music Summer Intensive

This 5-day intensive program supports young musicians in exploring the world of chamber music through coaching, lessons, workshops, and community outreach with Fischoff’s quartet-in-residence and local professionals.

(Serving grades 6-12)

Online Resources

Stories & Music: Videos & Activities

Part of the Arts-in-Education residency, Fischoff’s flagship Stories & Music program is for our youngest audiences to encourage literacy and exposure to live music. Access Fischoff’s archive of featured Stories & Music books and meet our musical storytellers. Includes links to companion activities teachers and parents will love to share with kids.

(Serving grades 2-5)

Explore Repertoire

Explore Fischoff’s YouTube archive of repertoire amplifying the many voices of chamber music composers by some of today’s finest young chamber musicians.

(All ages)