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Fischoff Chamber Music Academy

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.

Applications have closed for the 2023-2024 Academy program.

Please check back in the spring of 2024 for application information for next year. You will be able to apply as an individual or as a pre-formed ensemble.

2023-2024 Ensembles

  • Coach: Geena Kam, piano

    • Annabelle Huebner, flute (Discovery Middle School)
    • Abigail Kang, violin (Discovery Middle School)
    • Xiaohe Wang, piano (Discovery Middle School)

2023-2024 Schedule


Academy Performance at Art Beat, South Bend Saturday, August 19

2023-2024 Academy Kickoff Meeting on Zoom Saturday, October 2

Workshop with Kenari Quartet, Little Theater, Moreau Center for the Arts, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame Thursday, November 30 @ 5:30 pm

Holiday in the Gallery, South Bend Museum of Art Friday, December 1 @ 5:30 pm

Hubbard Hill Holiday Concert, Hubbard Hill, Elkhart Sunday, December 3 @ 2:00 pm

Holiday Concert, Dujarie House, Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame Saturday, December 9 @ 1:30 pm


Masterclass with Euclid Quartet, Indiana University South Bend Monday, February 12 @ 4:00 pm

Masterclass with Euclid Quartet, Indiana University South Bend Wednesday, February 21 @ 4:00 pm

Spring Concert, Joshi Performance Hall, Indiana University South Bend Sunday, March 24 @ 6:30 pm

50th Annual Fischoff Competition *Chamber Music Academy students are required to volunteer a minimum 2 hours at the competition Friday - Sunday, May 10 - 12

End of Year Concert, LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall of Music, University of Notre Dame Sunday, June 2 - TBD

2022-2023 Underwriters

1st Source Bank
ACMP Associate Chamber Music Player
ATC Trailers
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Camden Appliances
Cari & Barry Shein
Cressy & Everett Real Estate
Deborah Hershey-Miller & Jeff Miller
Gail English & Nels Leininger
Frederick S. Upton Foundation
Harriet Hamer & Abe Bergen

Indiana Arts Commission
Jeny & John Sejdinaj
Maggie McShane & John De Souza
Marijke Niles
Miller Poultry
Old National Bank
Patricia Geoffroy
Pat & Bob Kill
PNC Financial Services Group
Sherri & Dean Goodwin

South Bend Area Music Teacher Association, Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund
Shirk’s Piano Gallery
Tessa Bysong & Derek Lindblom
Teachers Credit Union Foundation
Teresa Roberts
The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s ArtsEverywhere Initiative
The Estate of Shirley & Jack Appleton
University of Notre Dame

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.

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