Heather Holmquest is a singer, pianist, and music theorist. Born in Chicago, she began singing in high school, received her B.A. in music from Knox College, and earned her Ph.D. in music theory at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Holmquest has been teaching individual voice and piano lessons for over ten years, including two years as an instructor of music at Buena Vista University and two years at Umpqua Community College. She has also taught group piano classes and music theory courses.
As a local performer, Dr. Holmquest is the soprano section leader at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, and she sings with Voices, a premier vocal ensemble under the baton of Dr. William Weinert. She sings professionally across the country in the Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus in Eugene, OR, and the South Dakota Chorale in Sioux Falls, SD. Her solo engagements have included opera and oratorio performances in Eugene, OR, Roseburg, OR, Storm Lake, IA, Madison, WI, and Rochester, NY.