Gregory Thomas Lindquist
Greg Lindquist, a trumpet performer, is director of music at Fletcher Academy in North Carolina, where he directs the concert band and choir and teaches music appreciation and lessons. He founded and is leader of the Clear Creek Brass Quintet, is principal trumpet for the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band in nearby Asheville, and plays in the Blue Ridge Symphony on occasion.
Greg was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and raised in Milford, New Hampshire, one of two children born to John and Sandy Denslow Lindquist. He was raised in a home where music was an important activity, his parents being musicians who believed that music was a basic part of a person's overall education. In addition to both parents being singers, his mother also plays piano and his father trumpet and euphonium.
Greg started lessons on piano and sang in children's choirs in his earliest years and then progressed to trumpet lessons and playing in handbell choirs. After attending Greater Boston Academy and graduating from there in 1998, he attended Andrews University, where he completed a B.Mus. in music education with an emphasis on trumpet in 2003. While at GBA, he was inspired by teachers Laurie Redmer Minner, and Rick Hammet. Alan Mitchell was an important mentor and influence during his time at AU.
At FA since 2003, Lindquist has served as senior class sponsor and was honored with a yearbook dedication in 2009. He and his wife, Amy (Ham), a flutist, have two sons, Andrew and Bradley.
Source: Information provided by Gregory Lindquist, May 2011; Fletcher Academy website.