Sarah Hicks is principal conductor, Pops and Presentations, of the Minnesota Orchestra, where she is also conductor of the innovative new series Inside the Classics. She has been appointed associate conductor for the North Carolina Symphony. She has served as associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony, resident conductor of the Florida Philharmonic, and assistant conductor of both the Philadelphia Singers and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
Guest-conducting appearances include the Atlanta, San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, National, Columbus, and Vermont symphony orchestras; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea).
Also a pianist and composer, Ms. Hicks received her Diploma in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, and she is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in music composition.
Ms. Hicks joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2000.