Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor, is the Founder and Artistic Director of Seraphic Fire. He has guest conducted the San Francisco Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, New World Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, and the Naples Philharmonic. This season, Mr. Quigley debuts with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony. and covers at the St. Louis Symphony.
Over the seventeen years of PDQ's tenure as Artistic Director, Seraphic Fire has grown to annually present an annual, multi-venue subscription concert series. Seraphic Fire's multiple educational outreach programs (Seraphic Fire Youth Initiative; StudentAccess; Seraphic Fire-UCLA Emerging Artist Program; the Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival) reach thousands of students, from elementary to graduate school. The Seraphic Fire Media catalog contains sixteen titles; two are recipients of GRAMMY® nominations.
Patrick holds a master's degree from the Yale School of Music, an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and has pursued further professional studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Fundraising School.