Cascade Conducting


Cascade Conducting

“…a challenging business, yet a highly worthwhile and valuable art form. Preserving one’s own talent, faith to the music, and performance integrity while navigating a successful path forward is imperative. Not only so that great symphonic music can live on and be cherished by generations to come, but also so it may function as a relevant and effective platform for peace, expression, and understanding of our world.”


~Sarah Ioannides

"The Final Conquest" - A week of collaboration between Cascade Conductors and Composers from the 2021 Masterclass.

Cascade Conducting Masterclass 2022

The Fifth Annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass Online with Sarah Ioannides will take place June of 2022 at the Mary Baker Russell Music Center and Lagerquist Concert Hall at Pacific Lutheran University.

Check back soon for more details!

The 2022 Cascade Conducting Masterclass

~ Full Participants: TBD

~ Auditors: TBD


Sarah Ioannides is currently the Music Director of Symphony Tacoma. A former assistant conductor for the legendary teacher Otto-Werner Mueller, she has conducted orchestras of the highest level from around the world. Learn more about Sarah Ioannides.

David Serkin Ludwig

David Ludwig heads the Cascade Composing program, and was recently hired as the Dean of the Music School at Julliard. His violin concerto will be performed by Symphony Tacoma, with soloist Bella Hristova at Pantages Theater on February 26th.


Hear from participants of the 2020 Online Masterclass.

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