A dynamic and passionate presence on the podium, William Intriligator currently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra in Iowa and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Wyoming.
Maestro Intriligator’s innovative programming, artistic leadership, and community collaborations have led to great growth and success for both these orchestras. Recent collaborations with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra range from concerts with world-renowned violinist Midori to concerts with rock musicians, from performances with the Heartland Ballet Company to a nationally broadcast PBS special with young musician Ethan Bortnick.
As a guest conductor, he has conducted many distinguished orchestras across the country, including those of Honolulu, Houston, Minnesota, Richmond, Saint Paul, Savannah, Syracuse, and Tulsa.
Originally from Santa Monica, California, Intriligator earned many accolades and honors as an oboist and graduated with highest honors in music from Princeton University. He then studied conducting in France and Germany and was Assistant Conductor of the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra.
He returned to the U.S. to earn his masters and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting at the University of Minnesota, where he conducted a full production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at age 23.
During his years training in Minnesota, Intriligator was on the conducting staff of the Minnesota Orchestra, where he led that orchestra in youth concerts and new music readings, as well as assisting with subscription concerts and national tours. He was also an Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Opera and a guest conductor of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, leading that orchestra for five seasons in educational concerts, family concerts, regional tours, and concerts of new music.
Intriligator was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival for two summers and also attended the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors.
Intriligator resides in Dubuque with his wife Lisa and their four sons.