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.


2016 - 2017 Ensembles Include:

JAM Trio

Josette Wright, flute                    
Amelia Chuppe, violin 
Madlean Koehler, cello 

Coach - Korin Schilling   

Big String Theory

Maya Kvaratskhelia, violin 
Chelsea Chen, violin        
Lucy Harmon, viola     
Hannah McGinness, cello

Coach - Luis Varga

Orion String Quartet
Margaret Peterson, violin 
Louisa Peterson, viola            
Emma Schofield, cello    

Coach - Jameson Cooper

TBrenden Perez, violin 
Maxwell Moore, viola            
William Smith, cello                  

Coach - Nora Frisk

Big String Theory Masterclass with Jasper Quartet


JAM Quartet Masterclass with Jasper Quartet


2015 - 2016 News:

Congratulations to the 2016 Geoffroy Prize Winner, Front Street Quartet!

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.


2015 - 1026 Ensembles Included:


The 2015-16 Mentoring Project is generously underwritten by: