Greg Woodbridge begins as music director of Pennsylvania’s Hershey Symphony Orchestra this fall. Photo by Doug Nicotera.

The Hershey Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania has appointed Greg Woodbridge as music director and conductor beginning with the 2023-24 season. He succeeds Sandra Dackow, who was music director from 1991 to 2023. Woodbridge has served as the Hershey Symphony’s principal guest conductor since 2017. He is also the associate conductor for the Harrisburg Symphony, a position he has held for ten years. Woodbridge holds degrees in piano performance and orchestral conducting from Penn State University. Further conducting studies include the Pierre Monteux Conducting Institute in Maine and masterclasses with Gustav Meier, JoAnn Falletta, and Leonid Korchmar. Woodbridge was previously music director and conductor of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra, the Wednesday Club Youth Orchestra, the Central Pennsylvania Symphony, and the York Youth Symphony Orchestra. He was a longtime educator in the Derry Township School District, where he taught strings and orchestra, and is currently the music director of the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and on faculty at the Lancaster Country Day School.