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

 

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: