A program for high school musicians

Congratulations to the students who were selected to participate in the 2024 Side by Side program!


Vivian Freije, Concertmaster, Homeschool

Luke Choi, Carmel High School

Zishan Hyder, Indiana Academy for Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities

Victor Wang, Carmel High School

Hank Orman, Carmel High School

Hazel Reynolds, Fall Creek Valley Middle School

Benjamin Baskin, Covenant Christian High School



Elijah Kim, Carmel High School

Divya Ariyur, Carmel High School

Jessica Flowers, Carmel High School

Nathan Vaught, Fishers High School

Kaho Suzuki, Carmel High School

Cassandra McKay, North Central High School



Ian Dugger, Fishers High School

Allison Hu, Park Tudor School

Ethan Torrijos, North Central High School

Connor Williams, Noblesville High School

Emma An, Carmel High School

Katelyn Chen, Carmel High School



Catherine Yang, Zionsville Community High School

Audrey Scull, Carmel High School

Maria Bryan, Homeschool

Marco Tindel, West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School

Henri Smolen, Zionsville Community High School

Oliver Berle, Cathedral High School



Milo Savage, Fishers High School

Kaitlyn Propst, Hamilton Southeastern High School

Emma Akinleye, North Central High School



Molly Kidd, Center Grove High School

Sujal Joshi, Carmel High School

Gabriella Tamborrino, Bloomington High School North



Finnan White, West Lafayette High School



Abigayle Dunnuck, Hamilton Southeastern High School

Julia Sundberg, Hamilton Southeastern High School



Bailey Workman, Lawrence Central High School

Daniel Craft, Carmel High School



*Rotating seating

Charlie Epstein, Westfield High School

Sara Rhodes, Hamilton Southeastern High School

Jared Washburn, Carmel High School



Seth Koons, Brownsburg High School

Congratulations to the winner of the Young Musicians Contest, Miranda Isbitts!

Born in Clearwater, Florida, Miranda began studying violin at the age of 5. She has been a student of Indiana Professor Mimi Zweig since 2018. Throughout high school, she has performed many solo and ensemble works across several states with the Violin Virtuosi of the Jacob’s School of Music. At 13 years old, Miranda twice performed as a soloist with The Florida Orchestra after winning the grand prize in their young artist competition. She went on to study full-time at the IU String Academy and has won numerous competitions in the state. In the fall, Miranda placed first in the Sherer International Violin and Piano Competition. She also performed as a soloist with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in August. Her Gand and Bernardel violin is generously on loan from The Friedman Family.


23 - 24 Deadlines and Schedule

Tuesday, February 27 - Rehearsal: 4:30-6:30PM

Saturday, March 2 - Rehearsal: 10AM-3PM

Tuesday, March 5 - Rehearsal: 4:30-6:30PM

Saturday, March 9 - Rehearsal: 10AM-3PM

Tuesday, March 12 - Rehearsal: 4:30-6:30PM

Tuesday, March 19 - Rehearsal with ISO: 10AM-3:30PM

Wednesday, March 20 - Concert: 6:30PM

The Side-by-Side experience was just magnificent. The musical environment was spectacular! Entering into Side-by-Side really gave me an experience that was unforgettably remarkable I learned many new things which were quite beneficial and will definitely help me out in the long run for my musical career that of viola performance! All in all I couldn't ask for more what a remarkable and memorable time I had, thank you to all the ISO mentors they did their amazing job in bettering us and structuring us musically!

2019 Participant

High school senior