Gregory Woodbridge, Music Director, Maestra Dr. Sandra Dackow Endowed Chair

After several seasons of serving as the Hershey Symphony’s principal guest conductor, Gregory Woodbridge became the music director and conductor in the spring of 2023.

Maestro Woodbridge is now in his tenth season as associate conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. He is also music director/conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra (HSYO). He continues to inspire impassioned performances from orchestras at all levels, student through professional, and has been praised for his exceptional musicianship and artistry on the podium. Maestro Woodbridge began studying piano at the age of 7 and violin at the age of 9.

He holds degrees from Penn State University, and furthered his conducting studies with Michael Jinbo (the Pierre Monteux Conducting lnstitute in Maine); Leonid Korchmar (Kirov Opera and St. Petersburg Conservatory); Ennio Nicotra (founder of the llya Musin Society); and Gustav Meier and JoAnn Falletta at the Conductor’s Institute Richmond Symphony Master-class.

Maestro Woodbridge was previously music director and conductor of the Central PA Youth Orchestra, the Wednesday Club Youth Orchestra, the Central Pennsylvania Symphony and the York Youth Symphony Orchestra. He can also be seen guest conducting the Hershey Symphony in a number of concerts throughout their season.

Previous conducting engagements include the Hershey Symphony, York Symphony (PA), the PMEA Region IV-V State Orchestra Festival, the Lebanon Valley College-Community Orchestra, and the Messiah College Orchestra. Having accepted a teaching position at the prestigious Lancaster Country Day School, Maestro Woodbridge now lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with his wife Heather and their two children, Delaney and Liam.

Learn more about Greg Woodbridge in our special interview series, “Minute with the Maestro.”