Chamber Music Academy

Merit-Based Scholarship Chamber Music Program for High School Students

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association is committed to inspiring the next generation of chamber musicians through our annaual Fischoff Competition and community out reach 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 scholarship covering 100% of the tuition costs thanks to the generous support of community organizations and donors. 



2020 - 2021 Fischoff Chamber Music Academy Guidelines

2020 - 2021 Fischoff Chamber Music Academy Brochure

Individual Application

Ensemble Application



2019  - 2020  Fischoff Chamber Music Academy Ensembles


Dunamis Quartet

Maya Kvaratskhelia, violin 
Evan Li, violin       
Joey Krachenfeis, viola     
Darby Kwon, cello 

Coach - Brendan Shea

Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN

The Adams Trio

Erika Ruiz, violin 
Nineth Kanieski-Koso, violin           
Ruth Halpern, violin

Coach - Jameson Cooper

Adams High School, South Bend, IN

Esperanza Rising Quartet

Carissa Yu, violin 
Devishi Jha, violin       
Will Frost, viola     
Gavin Dooley, cello    

Coach - Nora Frisk

Chesterton & Valparaiso High Schools, IN

St. Joseph High School Quartet

Anna Vi, violin 
Anna Miesse, violin       
Gio Lee, viola     
Grace Portenga, cello    

Coach - Steven Reed

St. Joseph High School, MI


The 2019-2020 Chamber Music Academy is generously underwritten by: