Sarah Pearson

Conductor

Music Director and Conductor for The Cleveland Orchestra and The Cleveland Pops

Sarah Pearson is an internationally recognized conductor, with outstanding training and skills. Pearson's credentials deliver solid experience in conducting, along with being a three-time, award-winning conductor and recognized as one of Chattanooga's most talented young leaders.

“Music speaks to people, it's a universal language. It speaks to you at all levels and reaches you where you didn't think you needed it"-Sarah Pearson

Photo Credit: Ashworth Photography

"Sarah Pearson conducts with a unique combination of intensity and personal warmth that is both beautiful and compelling".--Maestra JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

 

“Sarah Pearson is a conductor of emotional depth and great commitment, with a baton technique that is both clear and expressive and with a sincere passion to learn and grow in all aspects of her musical life. As an instrumentalist and singer, she brings to her work a broad understanding from both sides of the podium, and as a lover of great music of many kinds, is comfortable in many genres. She's a terrific person, and has a great future ahead.”—Maestro Robert Bernhardt, Music Director Emeritus and Principal Pops Conductor for Chattanooga Symphony and Opera; Principal Pops Conductor for Louisville Orchestra; Principal Pops Conductor for Grand Rapids Symphony; Artist-in-Residence at Lee University

 

"Sarah Pearson conducts like an artist who unrestrained, waves the brush with unlimited colors and inks"-Roumen Boyadjieff-junior, Bulgarian Composer

 

"Passion would be an understatement in describing Sarah’s enthusiastic approach to everything she does, whether its leading an orchestra and performers through the challenges of the Titanic: The Musical score, volunteering her talent as a flautist or working one-on-one with local youth looking to expand their musical abilities. She’s a joy to work with and an incredible asset to Chattanooga and the surrounding communities."—Mary Beth Torgerson, local singer/actor and managing editor of Chatter, Get Out and Live Well magazines

 

“Sarah Pearson is a leader. She makes people want to play or sing under her baton. She is able to blend an ensemble comprised of amateurs and seasoned professionals into an expressive, musical organism that lives, breathes, and compels the audience to sit up and take notice. She always demonstrates intimate knowledge of the scores she conducts, having done her homework before taking the podium, and then with the first wave of the baton it is evident that she is in charge. She calls on musicians and singers alike to give their best for she is giving back to them 100%. The fact that she has a charming and warm personality merely complements her skills as a conductor. She is a musician who plays her chosen instrument, the orchestra, with skill, love, and passion.”--Terry Sanford, Teacher/ Singer/ Pianist/Conductor and Assistant Executive Director of Closed Door Entertainment

Sarah was honored in the Chatter magazine's 20 Under 40 Class of 2014, a collection of twenty inspiring young professionals nominated for their leadership and innovations in the city of Chattanooga. Read the story here:   http://media.timesfreepress.com/epaper/chatter/06-01-2014/index.html#page/120 . {C}

Sarah was honored in the Chatter magazine's 20 Under 40 Class of 2014, a collection of twenty inspiring young professionals nominated for their leadership and innovations in the city of Chattanooga. Read the story here: http://media.timesfreepress.com/epaper/chatter/06-01-2014/index.html#page/120. {C}

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Sarah was featured in the Williamson County Sun for participating in the Conductors Institute in Georgetown, Texas, 2014.  Read the story here:  http://www.southwestern.edu/live/news/9681-the-fine-art-of-conducting

Greater Cleveland Concert Band "Broadway and Movie Classics" with Featured Guest, Soprano Mary Beth Torgerson, May 2015. Read story here:    http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/greater-cleveland-concert-band-plays-pangle-hall-tuesday,7645

Greater Cleveland Concert Band "Broadway and Movie Classics" with Featured Guest, Soprano Mary Beth Torgerson, May 2015. Read story here:

http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/greater-cleveland-concert-band-plays-pangle-hall-tuesday,7645

"GCCB now growing rapidly in members, performances"- Cleveland Banner on June 12, 2015    http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/gccb-now-growing-rapidlyin-members-performances,11188

"GCCB now growing rapidly in members, performances"- Cleveland Banner on June 12, 2015

http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/gccb-now-growing-rapidlyin-members-performances,11188

Two rising stars of musical theater will sing with the GCCB, conducted by Sarah Pearson on Monday, May 23, 2016.   http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/krause-torgerson-featured-at-gccb-greenway-concert,34882?

Two rising stars of musical theater will sing with the GCCB, conducted by Sarah Pearson on Monday, May 23, 2016.

http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/krause-torgerson-featured-at-gccb-greenway-concert,34882?

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Interactive Messiah Sing-Along with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee

Interactive Messiah Sing-Along with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee

The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee

The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee

"Music speaks to people, it's a universal language. It speaks to you at all levels and reaches you where you didn't think you needed it"-Sarah Pearson

“Classical Music Everywhere”

Sarah Pearson conducting the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)

Sarah Pearson conducting the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)