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.


2018 - 2019  Ensembles Include:

Dolce Canto

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

Coach - Luis Varga 


Du Lac Piano Trio

Maya Kvaratskhelia, violin 
Rubin Balorda, viola           
Darbie Kwon, cello

Coach - Brendan Shea


Allora Viola Quartet
Libby Gibson, viola 
Kaitlyn Shildeler, viola       
Nicolo Lovinello, viola     
Anekah Fish, viola    

Coach - Nora Frisk


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

Coaches - Steven Reed & Susan Reed


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




2017 - 2018  Ensembles Included:


The 2018-19 Mentoring Project is generously underwritten by: