Dr. Amanda Quist - 2017
Dr. Quist earned her Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Music Education and Choral Conducting, summa cum laude, from Western Michigan University. She has held positions on the faculties of Western Michigan University, and the University of North Texas, and she served as associate conductor for the Denton Bach Society in Texas. Before pursing her graduate degrees, Dr. Quist taught in the Michigan public and private school systems, and was conductor of the North American Choral Company’s Midwest Chorale, a professional touring children’s choir.
Dr. Amanda Quist is associate professor and department chair of Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College. She conducts the Westminster Chapel Choir and Westminster Kantorei, and she teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting.
She is the recipient of Westminster Choir College of Rider University’s 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award. Westminster Kantorei, an award-winning early music ensemble, has been invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference, American Handel Festival, and it has collaborated with some of the country’s leading Baroque specialists.
Dr. Quist is also director of the Westminster Vocal Institute, a highly regarded summer program for talented high school students, and she was previously director of choral activities at San José State University. Her other honors include the prestigious James Mulholland National Choral Award and the Audrey Davidson Early Music Award