Gregory Thomas Lindquist
Greg Lindquist, a trumpet performer, is director of instrumental music at Collegedale Academy in Tennessee, a position he has held for the past nine years, where he directs the concert band, orchestra, and jazz band, and gives lessons. He is principal trumpet of the Collegedale Brass Quintet and East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to this,Greg taught at Fletcher Academy in North Carolina for eight years. While at FA, He founded and led the Clear Creek Brass Quintet, was principal trumpet for the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band in nearby Asheville, and playedin the Blue Ridge Symphony on occasion. Lindquist served as senior class sponsor at FA and was honored with a yearbook dedication in 2009.
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.
He 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. He completed a master's degree with an emphasis on music education and conducting at the University of Tennessee.
At CA since 2011, Greg and his wife, Amy (Ham), a flutist, have two sons, Andrew and Bradley, and a daughter, Kaityn.
Source: Information provided by Gregory Lindquist, May 2011 and July 30, 2019; Fletcher Academy website.