The Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program (IOSP), as a nonprofit,  provides opportunities to hear, learn and perform

orchestral music for the youth and adults in Itasca County.


Tara Makinen

Tara Makinen
Executive Director


                              Sarah Kowitz                                               Violin, Viola and Cello

                             Lois Bendix                        


Keith Swanson

Keith Swanson
Symphony Conductor

                              John Ondich-Batson
                              Violin and Viola Instructor

                            Dr. Ben Smith                                                   Cello and Bass

 Elise Campell                                                  Cello and Bass