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.
2018 - 2019 Ensembles Include:
Coach - Luis Varga
Du Lac Piano Trio
Coach - Brendan Shea
Allora Viola Quartet
Coach - Nora Frisk
St. Joseph High School Quartet
Coaches - Steven Reed & Susan Reed
2017 - 2018 News:
Congratulations to the 2018 Geoffroy Prize Winner, Du Lac Trio!
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.
2017 - 2018 Ensembles Included:
- Dolce Canto Trio
- Du Lac String Trio
- Orion String Quartet
- Low Key Quartet
- St. Joseph High School Quartet
- Vigneron Quartet
The 2018-19 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