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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 are open for the 2024-2025 Academy program. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2024.

You can apply as an individual or as a pre-formed ensemble.

2023-2024 Ensembles

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

Masterclass with Alexander Korsantia, Professor of Piano, New England Conservatory. Location: Indiana University South Bend, Joshi Performance Hall Wednesday, March 20 @ 5:30 pm

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

51st Annual Fischoff Competition *Chamber Music Academy students are required to volunteer a minimum 2 hours at the competition Friday - Sunday, May 10 - 12

Pam & Dan Chipman Year-End Recital, LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall of Music, University of Notre Dame Sunday, June 2 @ 2pm

2024-2025 Underwriters

1st Source Foundation
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s ArtsEverywhere initiative
Cressy & Everett Real Estate
Dan & Pam Chipman
Deb Hershey-Miller & Jeff Miller
Everwise Credit Union
Gail English & Nels Leininger
Gurley Leep Automotive Family
Harriet Hamer & Abram Bergen
Jeny & John Sejdinaj
Jim & Holly Harris

John De Souza & Maggie McShane
Kruggel Lawton CPAs
Lake City Bank
Miller Poultry
National Endowment for the Arts
Navarre Hospitality Group & The Hibberd
Pat & Bob Kill
PNC Financial Services Group
Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund
Teresa Roberts
The Estate of Shirley & Jack Appleton
The John Jessen Family & Bradley Company
The Stscherban Everett Group – Baird Private Wealth Management
University of Notre Dame

Special thanks to Dan & Pam Chipman for their transformational gift benefitting the Fischoff Academy.

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

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