The School City of Mishawaka orchestra program strives to provide a high quality string music experience for all orchestra members. The curriculum and goals of the program are designed to promote the highest possible level of musical achievement, consistent with the interest, needs, and abilities of our musicians. We strive to create a positive and supportive music-making community where members are valued and empowered to grow both as individual musicians and collectively as an ensemble. Our music is shared with our families, friends, school community, and broader community through concerts and other performance opportunities.
Welcome to the Mishawaka Orchestras!
About our new Director: Mrs. Stacey Farran teaches orchestra classes at John Young Middle School and Mishawaka High School. She graduated from Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois (near Chicago) and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Goshen College and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Mrs. Farran comes to SCM with 23 years of orchestra teaching experience. Most recently, she taught orchestra grades 4-12 at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, and prior to that she held several teaching positions in suburban Chicago public schools. She is married and has two college-age children and two cats. She has participated in several triathlons and plays violin in the Maple City Community Orchestra and the Elkhart County Symphony.