Fischoff's mentoring program is designed to encourage and support motivated high school musicians. Students throughout Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan may apply for free professional ensemble mentoring/coaching to continue their pursuit of music education.
The Mentoring Project provides an opportunity for regional high school chamber ensembles to receive coaching by professional area musicians at no charge. Each year, 4-7 ensembles from Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan participate in coaching sessions and a public recital, as well as perform for service organizations and community events. Some participants are encouraged to enter the Fischoff Competition with their coach's recommendation.
2017 - 2018 Ensembles Include:
Dolce Canto Trio
Coach - Luis Varga
Du Lac String Trio
Coach - Brendan Shea
Orion String Quartet
Coach - Nora Frisk
Low Key Quartet
Coach - Jameson Cooper
St. Joseph High School Quartet
Coaches - Steven Reed & Susan Reed
Coach - Nora Frisk
2016 - 2017 News:
Congratulations to the 2017 Geoffroy Prize Winner, Big String Theory!
The Kenneth Geoffroy Memorial Prize is awarded to a local Junior Division ensemble to encourage the participation of local chamber music ensembles in the Fischoff Competition. A special $600 cash prize is awarded to the highest ranking junior ensemble from the Michiana region (50 mile radius of South Bend). Any local group wishing to compete for the Geoffroy Award must participate in the DVD screening of the Competition. To find out more information, click here.
2016 - 2017 Ensembles Included:
- JAM Trio
- Big String Theory
- Orion String Quartet
The 2017-18 Mentoring Project is generously underwritten by:
- South Bend Area Music Teacher Association, Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund
- Teachers Credit Union Foundation
- Frederick S. Upton Foundation
- This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative