Len Ingrao began studying conducting with Charles Zachary Bornstein in London, Ontario and became Assistant Conductor of the London Mozart Festival (1985). Subsequently he trained with Karl Osterreicher (Vienna), John Barnum (Toronto) and Gustav Meier (Windsor, Kitchener and London). He was assistant conductor to Maestro Jerome Summers of the UWO Symphony Orchestra (1990-94) and Assistant Conductor, Chorus Master and Vocal Coach with UWOpera until 1999. From 1997 to 2000 he was Assistant Conductor of the Niagara Youth Symphony. With that ensemble he recorded Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and led them during their 1998 European Tour of Holland, Germany, Belgium and France. He has been Guest Conductor with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London Canada, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and the Woodstock Strings. Mr. Ingrao has been the Artistic Director of the London Community Orchestra since 1998, the London Youth Symphony since 2002, and the Waterloo Chamber Players since 2001. In 2002, he took the London Youth Symphony on tour to Austria and Italy. Under his direction, LYS was the first instrumental ensemble to perform at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on Remembrance Day, 2006, and was invited to perform at the Museum of Civilization in 2007 in a concert associated with their Glenn Gould exhibit. He has led the UWO Chamber Orchestra since 2007.