IAN HARWOOD has been named vice president and chief operating officer of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Also announced by the MSO were two promotions: ISAAC THOMPSON from director of artistic planning to vice president of artistic planning, and SARAH HOGAN from director of marketing to senior director of marketing and technology.
Ian Harwood served most recently as general manager of the Tucson (Ariz.) Symphony Orchestra, and prior to that worked in the operations department of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is a 2012 graduate of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, through which he received in-field training at Aspen Music Festival and School and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A tuba player, Harwood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music while studying at the University of Rochester and its affiliated Eastman School of Music. He went on to receive masters and doctoral degrees in biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco.
Before joining the MSO staff in 2012 Isaac Thompson worked for ArtistLed, a production company headed by cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han; served on the artistic planning team of the California chamber-music festival Music@Menlo; and consulted on artistic projects with New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and with the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Since 2009 he has served as an artistic adviser to the Miró Quartet. A violinist, Thompson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Texas at Austin.
Sarah Hogan has served on the MSO’s marketing staff for more than eight years. She is a graduate of Milwaukee’s Marquette University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business with a minor in French.
Posted September 23, 2014
Ian Harwood photo courtesy Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra