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.
2016 - 2017 Ensembles Include:
Coach - Korin Schilling
Big String Theory
Coach - Luis Varga
Orion String Quartet
Coach - Jameson Cooper
Coach - Nora Frisk
2015 - 2016 News:
Congratulations to the 2016 Geoffroy Prize Winner, Front Street Quartet!
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.
2015 - 1026 Ensembles Included:
- JAM Trio
- Front Street Quartet
- Fuoco Trio
- The Kingsmen Quintet - The Outliers
- Nunatak Trio
The 2015-16 Mentoring Project is generously underwritten by:
- The Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund
- Teachers Credit Union Foundation
- University of Notre Dame
- Frederick S. Upton Foundation
- This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative
- Fischoff Education Circle