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Maestra Sarah Ioannides’ Visit To USC Upstate Includes Performance By The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra

10- 16- 2006

Sarah IoannidesSpartanburg, S.C. – Students at the University of South Carolina Upstate will have the opportunity to interact with Maestra Sarah Ioannides, who is the music director for both the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. This season she also appears as guest conductor with the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea, the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Caracas, Venezuela, the Flemish Radio Orchestra, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Stuttgart Bachakademie.

Ioannides will be a guest lecturer in the music business class taught by Dr. Gregg Akkerman, director of jazz, and Marty Fort, instructor for applied music, on Friday, October 27 at noon. This class offers insight into publishing, royalties, copyrights, licensing, contracts, artist management, bookings, promotional materials, press kits, and other topics as applies to the music industry.

“The objective of the course is to help the student understand the complexities of the music industry and acquire basic job skills necessary for a career in the field,” said Akkerman. “Having the Maestra share her experiences will be of tremendous benefit to the students.”

Ioannides will also participate in the “Women In….” series, sponsored by the Center for Women’s Studies and Programs at USC Upstate, when she speaks at the “Women in Orchestra Leadership: A Maestra Among Maestros.”  She will discuss her work as conductor of several nationally and internationally known orchestras, addressing the challenge of being a woman in this traditionally male-dominated field. This event, which is open to the public, will be held on Friday, October 27 at from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center, Room 129. For more details, contact Dr. Lisa Johnson at (864) 503-5724.

The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestra Sarah Ioannides, will perform on Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at USC Upstate. The performance will feature Kenneth Law on cello. Tickets are $5 for USC Upstate students and $25 for general admission. To purchase tickets, please call the USC Upstate Cultural Events Box Office at (864) 503-5695.