Scott’s Thoughts

Scott Drackley here, the Founder and Artistic Director of Penn Square Music Festival. I’d like to introduce you to an exciting new way to learn more about your favorite arts organization, Penn Square Music Festival and Conservatory: my new blog called Scott’s Thoughts! This blog will include some unique and interesting perspectives. Come join us!

A little about me: I love singing and I love singers. That’s obvious because I married one. I signed on to be my wife Phyllis’ accompanist in college and I’ve been doing it ever since. We had two sons, both singers. Both tenors. While both continue to sing their hearts out, my younger son, Peter decided to pursue it as a career. This opened my eyes as to what challenges and opportunities singers have in the 21st century.

Opera is thriving in the 21 st century. We have a huge array of a wonderful tradition from the past and also some incredibly exciting operas that are being written and premiered as we speak. Plus, as a retired music educator, I love to introduce audiences to genres of vocal music of which they might not have heard.

Scott’s Thoughts will bring you some interesting insights into the Penn Square Music Festival and Consercvatory. How we function, the state of the arts regionally, nationally and globally, and how do we choose what we perform and who performs with us.

I will introduce you to singers, board members, conservatory teachers, volunteers and people who do that absolutely essential “behind the scenes” work. And by the way, if you are interested in helping out in ANY way, we’d love to have you in the PSMF family!

Share this blog with people you know who like to hear about arts organizations and how they

actually function, Check out our newly designed website. It’s a beauty!! Watch our recent Harmonize Lancaster concerts with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. And keep an eye out for some exciting upcoming events!

Even in this virtual time, I am very optimistic of our future. But I can’t give it all way in the first blog post…

Stay safe and healthy.