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2024 Fischoff Competition Honorary Chair Kevin Kwan Loucks

Representing a new generation of performing arts executives, Kevin Kwan Loucks has cultivated a distinguished leadership profile founded on artistic excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovative strategic design. In 2021, he was appointed CEO of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for the small ensemble field.
Representing a new generation of performing arts executives, Kevin Kwan Loucks has cultivated a distinguished leadership profile founded on artistic excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovative strategic design. In 2021, he was appointed CEO of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for the small ensemble field.

Mr. Loucks is a founding member of Trio Céleste, an ensemble hailed as “unfailingly stylish” by The Strad. He has performed hundreds of recitals in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Seoul Arts Center, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, and is regularly featured in masterclasses, residencies, and seminars in the world’s top academic institutions. Mentored by Julian Martin at The Juilliard School, Mr. Loucks earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University. He holds an Executive MBA from the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, and completed his executive education at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Our Staff

Scott Campbell Executive Director

Dr. Scott Campbell is a saxophonist and music industry leader who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. Prior to Fischoff, Scott worked at Conn-Selmer where he served as the Director of Woodwind Product Management. During his tenure, Campbell significantly grew the woodwinds category in all aspects of the business. Before joining Conn-Selmer, Dr. Campbell was already a highly accomplished saxophone player and artist clinician for Selmer and Vandoren. Having an extensive performance career, Dr. Campbell has performed and presented masterclasses all over the world. As an artist-teacher, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Music with Southwestern Adventist University (Keene, TX) and Mountain View College (Dallas, TX). He also maintained a private saxophone studio with over 80 students in the Lone Star State. Scott earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Texas (Denton, TX).
Dr. Scott Campbell is a saxophonist and music industry leader who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. Prior to Fischoff, Scott worked at Conn-Selmer where he served as the Director of Woodwind Product Management. During his tenure, Campbell significantly grew the woodwinds category in all aspects of the business. Before joining Conn-Selmer, Dr. Campbell was already a highly accomplished saxophone player and artist clinician for Selmer and Vandoren. Having an extensive performance career, Dr. Campbell has performed and presented masterclasses all over the world. As an artist-teacher, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Music with Southwestern Adventist University (Keene, TX) and Mountain View College (Dallas, TX). He also maintained a private saxophone studio with over 80 students in the Lone Star State. Scott earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Texas (Denton, TX).

Thomas Rosenberg Artistic Director

Thomas Rosenberg has served as Fischoff's Artistic Director since 1981. A nationally known dynamic teacher, performer and chamber coach, he teaches cello and chamber music at Carleton and MacAlester Colleges and maintains an award winning pre-college home studio. Prize-winner at Munich and Portsmouth Quartet Competitions and a three-time Naumburg Award finalist, Tom is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Richard Kapuscinski and The Eastman School of Music where he was teaching assistant to both Paul Katz and Laurence Lesser. His chamber music studies were with the Budapest, Cleveland, Juilliard, Guarneri, and Tokyo quartets.
Thomas Rosenberg has served as Fischoff’s Artistic Director since 1981. A nationally known dynamic teacher, performer and chamber coach, he teaches cello and chamber music at Carleton and MacAlester Colleges and maintains an award winning pre-college home studio. Prize-winner at Munich and Portsmouth Quartet Competitions and a three-time Naumburg Award finalist, Tom is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Richard Kapuscinski and The Eastman School of Music where he was teaching assistant to both Paul Katz and Laurence Lesser. His chamber music studies were with the Budapest, Cleveland, Juilliard, Guarneri, and Tokyo quartets.

Kara Kane Education Director

Kara Kane has been a musician, IT consultant, teaching artist and now arts administrator. She earned her BA double majoring in Music and Sociology at Rice University. Kara started her career as an IT consultant and worked for Ernst & Young, LLP, Continental Airlines and Northwestern University. She returned to Rice for a MM in voice and continued her studies at festivals in Aspen, Salzburg, and Rome. After being a member of the Aldeburgh Music's Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in their Education Residency, she found her niche as a teaching artist and arts administrator. Kara was the Director of Education for Chicago Opera Theater, taught as an adjunct voice instructor at University of Notre Dame, and serves as a teaching artist with Classical Kids Music Education's Music Inspires! outreach program in the Chicago Public Schools. Kara resides in South Bend with her husband and three kids.
Kara Kane has been a musician, IT consultant, teaching artist and now arts administrator. She earned her BA double majoring in Music and Sociology at Rice University. Kara started her career as an IT consultant and worked for Ernst & Young, LLP, Continental Airlines and Northwestern University. She returned to Rice for a MM in voice and continued her studies at festivals in Aspen, Salzburg, and Rome. After being a member of the Aldeburgh Music’s Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in their Education Residency, she found her niche as a teaching artist and arts administrator. Kara was the Director of Education for Chicago Opera Theater, taught as an adjunct voice instructor at University of Notre Dame, and serves as a teaching artist with Classical Kids Music Education’s Music Inspires! outreach program in the Chicago Public Schools. Kara resides in South Bend with her husband and three kids.

Miki Strabley Competition Director

Miki Strabley joined Fischoff in August 2000. Her primary responsibilities include running the annual Fischoff Competition, recruiting and coordinating competition volunteers, and coordinating logistics for the Winner’s Tour. Miki received her undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Political Science at Saint Mary’s College. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University South Bend and a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Miki Strabley joined Fischoff in August 2000. Her primary responsibilities include running the annual Fischoff Competition, recruiting and coordinating competition volunteers, and coordinating logistics for the Winner’s Tour. Miki received her undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Political Science at Saint Mary’s College. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University South Bend and a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Carrie Lehman Media Director

Carrie Lehman joined the staff in 2012, but has been a part of the Fischoff Competition for over 25 years, currently as the Competition's Junior Division Quarterfinals Manager. As Media Director, she is responsible for media, graphic design, and technology efforts. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Spring Arbor University and resides in Chicago.
Carrie Lehman joined the staff in 2012, but has been a part of the Fischoff Competition for over 25 years, currently as the Competition’s Junior Division Quarterfinals Manager. As Media Director, she is responsible for media, graphic design, and technology efforts. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Spring Arbor University and resides in Chicago.

Geena Kam Chamber Music Summer Intensive Director

Geena Kam has been a competition volunteer since 2012 and joined the Fischoff team in January 2020. Geena is a classical pianist, pedagogue, and art administrator. She has concertized throughout the Midwest, Asia, and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, and her piano students have won regional and international competitions. A passionate educator, Geena has created and directed venues for young pianists as well as presented workshops and masterclasses for area music teachers. Geena is also a piano faculty at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, and received her D.M.A degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa.
Geena Kam has been a competition volunteer since 2012 and joined the Fischoff team in January 2020. Geena is a classical pianist, pedagogue, and art administrator. She has concertized throughout the Midwest, Asia, and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, and her piano students have won regional and international competitions. A passionate educator, Geena has created and directed venues for young pianists as well as presented workshops and masterclasses for area music teachers. Geena is also a piano faculty at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, and received her D.M.A degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa.

Geneviéve Carreño Program and Marketing Manager

Geneviéve Carreño is a musician and arts manager from Goshen, Indiana. She is thrilled to be launching her professional career with Fischoff amongst such a dedicated and caring staff. Geneviéve is a 2024 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Baldwin Wallace University (BW) in Berea, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre Management and a minor in applied music (voice). Growing up, Geneviéve played viola for 8 years and sang in school and community choirs and theatre productions. She graduated with honors from Concord High School in 2020 and was an avid participant in the performing arts, student council, and speech & debate. In her spare time, she likes to crochet, travel, spend time with friends and family, and volunteer in the community.
Geneviéve Carreño is a musician and arts manager from Goshen, Indiana. She is thrilled to be launching her professional career with Fischoff amongst such a dedicated and caring staff. Geneviéve is a 2024 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Baldwin Wallace University (BW) in Berea, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre Management and a minor in applied music (voice). Growing up, Geneviéve played viola for 8 years and sang in school and community choirs and theatre productions. She graduated with honors from Concord High School in 2020 and was an avid participant in the performing arts, student council, and speech & debate. In her spare time, she likes to crochet, travel, spend time with friends and family, and volunteer in the community.

Megan Simmons Academy & Operations Manager

Megan Simmons is a versatile and passionate violinist with years of performing and teaching experience. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon with a Master’s of Music in Violin Performance specializing in Violin/Viola Pedagogy under Professor Hal Grossman, and magna cum laude from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance under Professor Anna Vayman. She regularly plays with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra. Alongside her performing career, Megan is dedicated to teaching, having taught private and group lessons for eight years across a multitude of institutions and youth orchestras within central Indiana, Oregon, California, and South Bend. Last summer, she was concertmaster and violin section coach at the Fischoff Chamber Music Summer Intensive and started as a Fischoff National Chamber Music Academy Coach. She is thrilled to spread her love for chamber music with the next generation of players, educators, and music advocates within her hometown!
Megan Simmons is a versatile and passionate violinist with years of performing and teaching experience. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon with a Master’s of Music in Violin Performance specializing in Violin/Viola Pedagogy under Professor Hal Grossman, and magna cum laude from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance under Professor Anna Vayman. She regularly plays with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra. Alongside her performing career, Megan is dedicated to teaching, having taught private and group lessons for eight years across a multitude of institutions and youth orchestras within central Indiana, Oregon, California, and South Bend. Last summer, she was concertmaster and violin section coach at the Fischoff Chamber Music Summer Intensive and started as a Fischoff National Chamber Music Academy Coach. She is thrilled to spread her love for chamber music with the next generation of players, educators, and music advocates within her hometown!

Anne McGraw Director of Advancement

With an extensive background in arts and education fundraising, Anne joined Fischoff September 2022. Following five seasons with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Anne is thrilled to join the world renown Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. Anne has a lifelong love of visual and performance arts and earned a BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Deeply engaged in the local community, Anne is committed to advance the Fischoff mission, an organization that uniquely enhances the cultural vibrancy of northern Indiana.

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Board of Directors

Officers

John De Souza, President
President, Cressy & Everett Real Estate, South Bend, IN

Harriet Hamer, M.D., Vice President
Michiana Anesthesiologists Consultants, South Bend, IN

Nels Leininger, M.D., Secretary
Internal & Geriatric Medicine, South Bend Clinic (retired), South Bend, IN

Doug Osthimer, Treasurer
Partner, Kruggel, Lawton & Co., LLC CPAs (retired), South Bend, IN

Randy Kelly, Immediate Past President
Head of School, Montessori Academy, Mishawaka, IN

Directors

Brian Casey
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, South Bend, IN

Lisa Casey
Attorney, Granger, IN

Marvin Curtis, Ed.D.
Dean, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts (retired), Indiana University South Bend, Composer, Granger, IN

Alfred J. Guillaume, Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (retired), and Professor Emeritus of French, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN

Vincent Henderson, M.D.
President, Beacon Medical Group, Granger, IN

Jason Hertel
Vice President, Banking Advisor, PNC Private Bank, Mishawaka, IN

Jonathan Jessen
Vice President, Bradley Company, South Bend, IN

Sue Neeb
Retired Educator, Goshen, IN

Jill Pearon, D.M.A.
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Indiana University South Bend, IN

Michael Pippenger, Ph.D.
Vice President & Associate Provost for Internationalization, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Teresa Roberts
Healthcare & NFP Consultant, South Bend, IN

Kate Seaman
Vice President, Private Banking, 1st Source Bank, South Bend, IN

Dana Strait, Ph.D.
Chief Workforce Officer, Treehouse, South Bend, IN

Brian Wiebe
President & CEO, Horizon Education Alliance, Goshen, IN

Ex. Committee

Thomas Rosenberg, Artistic Director
Music Faculty – Macalester College & Carleton College, MN

Sue Neeb
Retired Educator, Goshen, IN

Jill Pearon, D.M.A.
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Indiana University South Bend, IN

Michael Pippenger, Ph.D.
Vice President & Associate Provost for Internationalization, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Teresa Roberts
Healthcare & NFP Consultant, South Bend, IN

Kate Seaman
Vice President, Private Banking, 1st Source Bank, South Bend, IN

Dana Strait, Ph.D.
Chief Workforce Officer, Treehouse, South Bend, IN

Brian Wiebe
President & CEO, Horizon Education Alliance, Goshen, IN