The following letter is from one of our many grant recipients!
My experience with Side by Side was incredible. I have been doing this program for three years (since freshman year) and I have had so much fun each and everyone time. Mary Costanza is my private instructor for cello, but the fact that I get to work with her in an orchestral setting is amazing. I feel that working with the symphony really shows me how beautiful the music can sound when played as a group. My favorite piece was definitely the folk tune and fiddle dance piece. It was fast-paced music, which I love. Overall, I learned a lot from the program and cannot wait to do it again next year!