Dave Drago


Dave started a professional recording career during his first semester attending college at Finger Lakes Community College in 2002. Dave operates under the philosophy that the most effective learning is hands on and Do-It-Yourself. Since he got his start at a young age, Dave has built/owned/operated multiple recording studios and managed the business affairs of concert venues, festivals, artists, and tours. He holds a degree in recording from FLCC as well as 2 business degrees from the University of Colorado at Denver. Currently Dave owns and operates 1809 Studios (a private boutique studio hidden in rural Macedon, NY) & is the General Manager for Concerts at Point of the Bluff (a summer concert series on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport, NY). The music industry evolves constantly and Dave will continue to try to move through it for the betterment of his students’ education

School of Music Responsibilities

  • Music Business


  • Finger Lake Community College, A.S.
  • University of Colorado Denver, B.A.