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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




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     A SENATE RESOLUTION to honor the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association for it's innovative programs that introduce children to the beauty of chamber music.



BRODEN, ZAKAS




     , read first time and referred to Committee on








Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION to honor the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association for it's innovative programs that introduce children to the beauty of chamber music .

    Whereas, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, located in South Bend, Indiana, was recently highlighted in the National Endowment for the Arts annual report for its innovative outreach programs;

    Whereas, Fischoff developed the S.A.M. (Stories and Music) I Am Program, which brings a book to life through music specifically composed for the chosen story. The entire production tours local elementary schools, enchanting children of all ages;

    Whereas, Fischoff also sponsors other outreach programs, including the Artist of the Month program, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam, the Mentoring Project, and the Peer Ambassadors for Chamber Music program. Since their implementation in 1995, these programs have introduced nearly 43,700 children to the beauty of chamber music;

    Whereas, Fischoff sponsors a world-wide competition, the

Fischoff's National Chamber Music Competition. This competition is the largest chamber music competition in the world and is the only competition with a separate division for musicians age eighteen and younger. Musicians representing more than thirty nationalities and four continents vie for $24,500 in prize money and scholarships as well as a Grand Prize Winner's Tour and performances at the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy;

    Whereas, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association was founded in 1973 by Joseph E. Fischoff and the South Bend Chamber Music Society as a way of encouraging young people to pursue chamber music study and performance: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana State Senate wishes to honor the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association for it's innovative programs that introduce children to the beauty of chamber music.
    SECTION 2. That the Secretary of the Senate is ordered to transmit a copy of this resolution to the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association.