Devin Patrick Hughes is a Musical Architect, recognized for his exhilarating score interpretations, advocacy for music accessibility, innate passion with spiritual curiosity, and entrepreneurial vigor.
Devin is the Music Director Designate and Mattie Kelly Distinguished Chair in Music of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Concurrently, he serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Boulder Symphony, Arapahoe Philharmonic and Civic Youth Orchestra of Denver. Devin Patrick Hughes’ prior positions with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, and Denver Contemporary Chamber Players accentuate his ambitious spirit as a leader and musician.
Devoted to music existing for a greater communal purpose, Devin attracts and creatively engages audiences of all stripes by bringing the stories behind the music to life and inspiring critically acclaimed performances. Showcasing his passion for outreach, Devin founded and developed a high school apprenticeship program, a community chamber music initiative and play-in, summer camp for all ages, and has held benefit concerts for organizations such as the Red Cross, Oxfam International, Cultures in Harmony, and the Colorado Haiti Project. He has also served as an AmeriCorps tutor, mentor and coach for Nothing But Achievers, and the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony, where he arranged spirituals for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. March.
Devin has partnered to make music more universally accessible with organizations such as I Have A Dream, Circle of Care, Freemasons, El Sistema, Flatirons Strings Academy, and Pinnacle Charter School in Denver. He has chaired multiple competitions nurturing the development of young performers, composers, and conductors, and serves as guest clinician for multiple school districts across Colorado.