Mishawaka Orchestras

Mrs. Stacey Farran, Director

Ms. Isabella Flanagan, Assistant Director

MHS Orchestra Office - 574/254-7300, ext. 7381

JYMS Orchestra Office - 574/254-3600, ext. 3661 


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!


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 has over 20 years of orchestra teaching experience. Before coming to Mishawaka, she taught orchestra grades 4-12 at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, and prior to that 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. 

Ms. Isabella Flanagan is a new addition to the School City of Mishawaka music faculty.  A recent graduate of Ball State University, she will be assisting with the orchestra and band programs at John Young Middle School, as well as with the marching  band at Mishawaka High School.  She has extensive experience working with instrumental ensembles in the area, particularly the Penn High School marching band.  Welcome, Ms. Flanagan!

The JYMS 2022-2023 7th Grade Orchestra in concert

The JYMS 2022-2023 8th Grade Orchestra
in concert

The 2022-2023 MHS Orchestra in concert