Mentoring Project

Designed to encourage and support motivated high school musicians.

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.

If your ensemble would like to participate in Fischoff's Mentoring Project, please review the project guidelines and download the application.


2017 - 2018  Ensembles Include:

Dolce Canto Trio

Catherine Madison, violin                    
Rachel Madison, viola 
Caroline Madison, cello 

Coach - Luis Varga 


Du Lac String Trio

Maya Kvaratskhelia, violin 
Yewon Oh, viola           
Darbie Kwon, cello

Coach - Brendan Shea


Orion String Quartet
Adam Garrido, violin 
Alyssa Unger, violin       
Zach Ruszel, viola     
Kate Johnson, cello    

Coach - Nora Frisk


Low Key Quartet
John Paul Adams, violin 
Safra Arevalo, violin       
Nathan DelGuanto, violin     
Annalise Maxwell, violin                

Coach - Jameson Cooper


St. Joseph High School Quartet
Megan Guldan, violin 
Kathy Zhang, violin       
Grace Richards, viola     
Angela Chen, cello    

Coaches - Steven Reed & Susan Reed


Vigneron Quartet
Rachael Lagunas, violin 
Julianne Lopez, violin       
Hannah Perry, viola     
Evelyn Legley, cello    

Coach - Nora Frisk


2017 - 2018  News:

Congratulations to the 2018 Geoffroy Prize Winner, Du Lac Trio!

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.


Big String Theory Masterclass with Jasper Quartet


JAM Quartet Masterclass with Jasper Quartet




2016 - 2017  Ensembles Included:


The 2017-18 Mentoring Project is generously underwritten by: