I am delighted to introduce 2016 ACDA ICEP Conducting Fellows Mr. Patrick Quigley and Ms. Hye Kyoung Yoon. For more information regarding the ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program please refer to the most recent Choral Journal article (February 2016), Choral Connections with the Republic of Korea (Land of the Morning Calm) or join us on Facebook.
Mr. Quigley was nominated for two 2012 GRAMMY® awards for his work with Seraphic Fire: Best Choral Performance for Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, and Best Small Ensemble Performance for A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Under his direction, Seraphic Fire has released eleven recordings on the Seraphic Fire Media label, with two additional recordings forthcoming this year. In the past three years, Seraphic Fire has had albums enter the top ten on both the Billboard and iTunes classical charts—including the ensemble’s 2010 release of Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610), which reached the number one position on the iTunes classical music charts. Quigley is the recipient of the 2004 Robert Shaw Conducting Fellowship, given annually by the National Endowment for the Arts and Chorus America to one conductor between the ages of 25 and 40 who demonstrates the potential for a significant professional career. Patrick received his M.Mus. in conducting from the Yale School of Music, his B.A. in musicology from the University of Notre Dame, and is a graduate of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy’s Fundraising School.
Hye Kyoung Yoon
Hye Kyoung Yoon is the conductor of the Agathos Chamber Singers, the CTS TV Gangseo Children’s Choir, and the Seoul Ladies Singers. Her past appointments include engagements with the Asia Pacific International School, the FEBC Hak Won Yoon Chorale, and the Incheon Women’s Seminary. Ms. Yoon is currently pursuing completing the DMA in Choral Conducting at Hansei University in Gunpo, Korea. Her Master’s degree is in Organ Performance from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea and her Bachelor’s degree is in Piano Performance from Seoul National University. During her time in the United States, Ms. Yoon will be a guest of the ACDA Northwest Division. For more information regarding her ICEP residency please contact the ACDA ICEP Western Division Liaison, Dr. Timothy Westerhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.