Aspen Music Festival And School

Patrick Dupré Quigley Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • director

Programs Taught

  • Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor, is the Founder and Artistic Director of Seraphic Fire, and is a regular guest conductor with the nation’s top orchestras. Recent guest conducting highlights include the Mozart Requiem with The Cleveland Orchestra, Ligeti and Bach with the San Francisco Symphony, Haydn and Mozart with the Utah Symphony, Reich’s Desert Music with the New World Symphony, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the National Chorus of Korea, and Bach, Purcell and Monteverdi with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.  This year, Quigley makes his debut with Chicago’s Music of the Baroque and the Charlotte Symphony. 

Over Mr. Quigley’s seventeen years as Artistic Director, Seraphic Fire has grown into a robust, sustainable arts organization that is deeply rooted in its community.  Seraphic Fire annually presents 45 concerts over eight subscription programs, a two week residency at the Aspen Music Festival, and a regular touring and recording schedule.  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 recording catalog contains sixteeen titles; two are recipients of GRAMMY® nominations. 

Mr. Quigley holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and studied at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Fundraising School.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO