Scott Drackley, Artistic Director

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Founder and Artistic Director, Scott Drackley, has been involved in the opera world for the past 40 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Lebanon Valley College, and a Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from The Catholic University of America. He has been a director, vocal coach, accompanist and conductor for many opera companies in the Pennsylvania region. He was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director for Opera Lancaster, and has conducted and directed for The Delaware Valley Opera Company, Center City Opera, High Note Opera, and has been Music Director for the Fulton Opera Company, Gretna Theatre, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre and Ephrata Playhouse. The idea for this company came about from seeing his son participate in several Young Artist programs and noticing the lack of such programs in this region. Lancaster County has so much to offer in the way of tourism and community spirit making it an ideal setting for this Festival. The goal is to provide a nurturing environment for rising opera singers and musical theatre performers of excellence to develop their craft and make connections as they start their careers. It is also the desire to enhance the musical life of the Lancaster Community; to give back to the community and to young rising talent.