“Cross-State Music Directing, Traveling, And Family “

“Cross-State Music Directing, Traveling, And Family “

“Cross-state Music Directing, Traveling, and Family” Interview

Sometimes, being a woman means having to handle a lot of things on your plate. For conductor Sarah Ioannides, these responsibilities prove that she can conquer so many mountains while being able to express herself in music and art. In this episode of The Conductor’s Podcast, Sarah talks about the art of being ready, the essence of leadership, and the wonders of being a mom.

Currently Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, Ioannides has led orchestras extensively in the United States including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Hawai’i Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony, where she was the first woman appointed to a full-time conducting position. Her international schedule has led her to conduct on six continents.

Born in Australia, of Greek and Scottish descent, she was raised in England, studied at Oxford University and The Juilliard School, earning Master’s degrees at both. Ioannides came to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar and graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music, a protégé of the late Otto-Werner Mueller.

Married to Scott Hartman, renowned trombonist, they have three children, including twins, Elsa and Karl, and Audrey. An avid long-distance runner, she was first overall woman in the 30k The Defiance in 2021 and recently ran her first marathon qualifying for the Boston Marathon with an average pace of 8:19/Mile.

“Choosing Courage”

“Choosing Courage”

“Choosing Courage” Interview

This special interview is conducted by Choosing Courage podcast creator and motivational life coach Katie Tuite. Sarah discusses how her musical passion drove her pursuit for the performing arts, education, music and family and helped her navigate professional and personal challenges.

Twins Magazine

Twins Magazine

Twins Magazine

Raising children is THE most demanding job on earth. Nurturing a conducting career is not far behind. Put them together and it may seem a Herculean task…

Showcase Magazine

Showcase Magazine

Showcase Magazine

The parallel power of music and athletics

The physicality of Ioannides’ career requires dedication and perseverance, much like an athletic endeavor. She shares her story of injury, healing and music as a lens through which others might envision succeeding in anything that requires both mental and physical discipline. 

Working Mother

Working Mother

Working Mother

Balancing Dynamics –

Sarah’s passion for her art makes it challenging to slow down, even for maternity leave. She conducted two days before Audrey Rose was born..