The Fischoff Awards Ceremony and Concert recognize the achievements of nine ensembles that have successfully competed against 49 chamber music ensembles. Gold,Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to each division. More than $34,000 will be awarded in prize money, and a Midwest Tour in the Fall. The Grand Prize winner will perform at the 2018 Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy, the 2017 Oregon Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute. Once a year, young musicians from across the world come to South Bend to compete in the nation's largest chamber music competition and you have a chance to hear them play in this state of the art performance hall. This year the ensembles will present 105 performances, and thirteen junior division ensembles will attend masterclasses with world class jurors. Over 6,000 global viewers are expected to watch via live streaming in over 56 countries.Ninety volunteers helped make this weekend possible.Think of this event as a Mother's Day treat for everyone. Enjoy and support this community treasure that's unique in the nation.