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The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Inc

Inspiring lives through breathtaking performances

aka Fischoff National Chamber Music Association   |   Notre Dame, IN   |  http://www.fischoff.org

Mission

Our Mission: Inspiring lives through breathtaking performances Founded in 1973, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association is committed to inspiring the next generation of chamber musicians through our annual Fischoff Competition and community outreach programs. The Competition annually attracts young emerging chamber ensembles from the nation's top music schools and conservatories. Fischoff also presents an annual Arts-in-Education Residency; Double Gold Tours for Senior Division winners; educational programs for middle and high school students; Peer Ambassadors for Chamber Music program for 2nd and 3rd graders; and the Fischoff Chamber Music Academy for area students.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Scott Campbell

Main address

119 Haggar Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA

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EIN

35-1650154

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association is dedicated to addressing the need for accessible and impactful opportunities for young chamber musicians to develop their talents, gain performance experience, and engage with the wider community. Our organization recognizes the importance of nurturing the next generation of chamber musicians and providing them with platforms to showcase their skills and artistic expression. Through our renowned competition, educational programs, and outreach initiatives, we strive to create a supportive and enriching environment where young musicians can flourish, audiences can experience the beauty of chamber music, and communities can be united through the power of music.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fischoff National Chamber Music Association

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition annually features 250 of the finest young chamber musicians from all over the country, ranging in age from 10 to 35. Junior Division competitors make presentations to 2nd and 3rd graders as part of the Peer Ambassadors for Chamber Music program. The Gold Medal Winners in the Senior Division are featured on tours of the Midwest which include concerts and educational programs. Fischoff's annual Arts-in-Education Residency reaches 1,500 young people with educational music programs for children and youth. Area middle school and high school musicians can participate in the Fischoff Chamber Music Academy.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2021 the competition was held remotely due to COVID 19 and subsequently there were more online competitors

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association aims to:

Provide a prestigious platform for young chamber musicians to showcase their talents through the Fischoff Competition.
Offer educational programs and resources to support the development of young musicians and promote chamber music appreciation.
Engage with diverse communities through outreach initiatives, fostering a love for chamber music and promoting cultural enrichment.

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association employs several strategies to align with the aforementioned sustainability goals:

Quality Education: Fischoff offers educational programs such as masterclasses, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to young chamber musicians, providing them with high-quality instruction and resources to enhance their skills and knowledge in chamber music performance.

Good Health and Well-being: By promoting the benefits of music education and participation in chamber music ensembles, Fischoff contributes to the well-being of individuals by fostering creativity, self-expression, and emotional well-being.

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Fischoff supports emerging chamber musicians by providing performance opportunities, networking platforms, and professional development resources, thereby contributing to the growth of the chamber music industry and facilitating sustainable careers in the arts.

Reduced Inequalities: Fischoff strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment where all aspiring chamber musicians, regardless of background or socioeconomic status, have access to opportunities for growth and advancement in the field of chamber music.

Partnerships for the Goals: Fischoff collaborates with various educational institutions, community organizations, and cultural stakeholders to amplify its impact and reach, fostering partnerships that promote chamber music education, accessibility, and engagement on a broader scale.

Sustainable Cities and Communities: Through its outreach initiatives, Fischoff engages with diverse communities to promote chamber music as a cultural asset and catalyst for community-building, contributing to the vibrancy and sustainability of local arts ecosystems.

By implementing these strategies, Fischoff works towards achieving its sustainability goals while advancing its mission of nurturing young chamber musicians and promoting chamber music appreciation worldwide.

Fischoff's capabilities to meet its sustainability goals include:

Expertise: With over 50 years of experience, Fischoff has developed expertise in organizing chamber music competitions, educational programs, and outreach initiatives that effectively promote chamber music appreciation and support the development of young musicians.

Network: Fischoff has established partnerships with educational institutions, cultural organizations, and community stakeholders, enabling broad outreach and collaboration to achieve its sustainability goals.

Resources: Fischoff's resources include a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and mentors, as well as financial support from donors and sponsors, which facilitate the implementation of programs and initiatives aligned with its sustainability objectives.

Innovation: Fischoff continually seeks innovative approaches to promote chamber music education and engagement, leveraging technology, creative programming, and strategic partnerships to expand its reach and impact.

Commitment: Fischoff is deeply committed to its mission of nurturing young chamber musicians and promoting chamber music appreciation, driving its efforts to align with sustainability goals and make a meaningful impact in the field of music education and cultural enrichment.

Fischoff has made significant progress on its sustainability goals by:

Expanding Access: Increasing participation in the Fischoff Competition and educational programs, reaching diverse communities and providing opportunities for young chamber musicians to develop their talents.

Enhancing Impact: Strengthening partnerships and collaborations to amplify the impact of its programs, fostering greater engagement with chamber music and promoting cultural enrichment.

Advancing Equity: Implementing initiatives to reduce barriers to participation and promote inclusivity, ensuring that aspiring chamber musicians from all backgrounds have access to resources and opportunities for growth.

Innovating: Embracing innovative approaches and technologies to enhance program delivery and audience engagement, adapting to changing needs and trends in music education and performance.

Building Capacity: Investing in organizational capacity and sustainability, including staff development, fundraising efforts, and strategic planning to support long-term growth and impact.

Through these efforts, Fischoff continues to make meaningful strides in advancing its sustainability goals and fulfilling its mission of nurturing young chamber musicians and promoting chamber music appreciation worldwide.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John De Souza

Thomas Rosenberg

John Sejdinaj

Randy Kelly

Brian Casey

Lisa Casey

Marvin Curtis

John De Souza

Alfred Guillaume

Vincent Henderson

Harriet Hamer

John Jessen

Nels Leininger

Doug Osthimer

Michael Pippenger

Teresa Roberts

Jason Hertel

Sue Neeb

Jill Pearon

Kate Seaman

Dana Strait

Brian Wiebe

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/10/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.