Tacoma in forefront with its first female conductor

sarah4Perhaps the most obvious change in the Sarah Ioannides era will be that the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra will be led by a woman — its first female musical director.


It’s not a subject Ioannides is comfortable talking about, commenting during the audition process before her hiring that gender “makes no difference” in music making.


But Ioannides, as a female conductor, is in a real minority.

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