Sara Villagio is Carnegie Hall’s Chief Marketing Officer, charged with overseeing all marketing strategy, creative, and customer service for the Hall’s three iconic stages, including hundreds of performances each year representing every kind of music as well as our global education and social impact programs. Sara joined Carnegie Hall in 2017 after nearly 12 successful years at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where she was Director of Marketing. Rising through the ranks, she directed marketing efforts for JALC’s three performance venues, the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and extensive education programs. Over the course of her tenure, Sara successfully grew JALC’s concert season ticket income, including major increases in subscriptions. Her greatest passion, however, continues to be partnering closely with artists—some established, and many more just emerging— and finding effective ways to share their projects and creative visions with audiences. Sara is a Syracuse University music industry alumnus and a graduate of the Arts & Business Council of New York’s Arts Leadership Institute in Executive Education.
A Jackson Heights, Queens resident, she loves taking in cultural offerings across New York City, eating adventurous cuisines, and is a devoted fitness fanatic.