Chamber Music Academy

Merit-Based Scholarship Chamber Music Program for Pre-College Students


The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association is committed to inspiring the next generation of chamber musicians through our annual Fischoff Competition and community outreach programs. Established in 1999, the Fischoff Chamber Music Academy, formerly known as the Fischoff Mentoring Project, is helping to create a chamber music community among local area high school musicians who are dedicated to digging deeper into the challenging repertoire of chamber music.

Each year, string, piano, woodwind, brass, and mixed ensembles of three to six musicians in Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan are selected to participate. This program provides merit-based scholarships covering 100% of the tuition costs thanks to the generous support of community organizations and donors. 



2022 - 2023 Fischoff Chamber Music Academy Tri-Fold Brochure

2022 - 2023 Fischoff Chamber Music Academy Guidelines

Individual Application

Ensemble Application


2022  - 2023   Fischoff Chamber Music Academy Ensembles


Northpoint Trio Annabelle Huebner, flute  (Northpoint Elementary, Granger)
Coach: Geena Kam, piano Abigail Kang, violin  (Northpoint Elementary, Granger)
  Xiaohe Wang, piano  (Northpoint Elementary, Granger)
Lutz Morel String Quartet Catherine Lutz, violin  (St. Joseph Grade School, South Bend)
Coach: Jameson Cooper, violin Isabelle Lutz, violin  (St. Joseph Grade School, South Bend)
  Alexa Morel, viola  (Stanley Clark School, South Bend )
  Rosa Morel, cello (Adams High School, South Bend)
Piano Quartet Erika Ruiz-Yamamoto, violin  (Adams High School, South Bend)
Coach: Patrick Yim, violin Danielle Williamson, violin  (Homeschool, Granger)
  Micah Gresl-Turner, cello  (Adams High School, South Bend)
  John Miller, piano (Saint Joseph High School, South Bend)
Violin Trio Hannah Kang, violin  (Penn High School, Mishawaka)
Coach: Aviva Hakanoglu, violin Sejune Kang, violin  (Discovery Middle School, Granger)
  Emily Jin, violin  (Penn High School, Mishawaka)
The Stormchasers Dario Albahari, violin (St. Pius X Catholic School, Granger)
Coach: Luis Enrique Vargas, viola Anthea Economakis, violin (Stanley Clark School, South Bend)
  Joshua Jong, viola (Schmucker Middle School, Mishawaka)
  Sophie Krahn, cello (Homeschool)
Goshen Trio Lucca Kauffman, violin  (Bethany Christian School, Goshen)
Coach: Luke Norell, piano Julia Koch, violin
  Anton Alstrom, piano
Clay Trio Charlotte Denman, violin (Clay High School, South Bend)
Coach: Lara Turner, cello Daisy Allen, violin (Clay High School, South Bend)
  Rylen Boyett, Double Bass (Clay High School, South Bend)
Valparaiso Duo Jack Buinicki, viola (Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso)
Coach: Nora Frisk, viola Lucas Palmer, cello (Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso)
2022-2023 Guest Musician Declan LaReau Schmiedeler, Classical Guitar (St. Joseph Grade School, South Bend)



2022 - 2023 Fischoff Chamber Academy Schedule


Saturday, August 20 @ 12 pm Academy Performance at Art Beat, South Bend
Saturday, August 27 @ 3 pm 2022-2023 Academy Kickoff Meeting at St. Joe County Main Library, South Bend
Saturday, October 29 Masterclass with Terra String Quartet, Location: TBA
Monday, November 14 @ 5:30 pm Side by Side Playing Workshop with WindSync, Location: TBA
Saturday, December 10 @ 1:30 pm Community Outreach Holiday Concert at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame
Saturday, January 21 Masterclass with violinist Patrick Yim, University of Notre Dame
Wednesday, February 21 @ 6 pm Outreach Concert at La Casa de Amistad, South Bend
Friday - Sunday, May 12 - 14 50th Annual Fischoff Competition
  *Chamber Music Academy students are required to
  volunteer a minimum 2 hours at the competition
Saturday, June 3 @ 4 pm Annual Spring Concert, LaBar Recital Hall, University of Notre Dame


The 2022-2023 Chamber Music Academy is generously underwritten by:

Activities are made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This program has been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.