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Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.
Dr. Intriligator earned his masters and doctoral degrees in conducting at the University of Minnesota. His doctoral degree was the first ever awarded in the Graduate-Apprentice Conducting Program; his thesis explored the influence of early German Romantic philosophers and their beliefs on the orchestral works of Robert Schumann. He led performances with distinguished orchestras including those of Honolulu, Houston, Minnesota, Richmond, Saint Paul, Savannah and Tulsa.
In Dubuque, the symphony under his direction staged opera and ballet productions, large-scale music festivals, family concerts, a chamber series and new education concerts and concepts. The orchestra also presented both local and world premieres.
Reflecting his commitment to community outreach, many new partnerships have been developed with the community. He was an original member of the City of Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission; co-hosted "Sunday Serenade," a weekly radio show with Paul E. HEMMER on KDTH; wrote a monthly column in The Golden View newspaper; regularly visited ten to twelve schools in advance of concert weekends and service clubs; and was active with other local boards and activities. In 2008 he was doing four episodes per year of "Maestro and Me" for cable access television.