Pianist and coach Cheryl Cellon Lindquist collaborates with an array of singers, instrumentalists, choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras. She has studied with distinguished artists and professors, and has worked with notable composers Tobias Picker, John Harbison, Jake Heggie and Krzysztof Penderecki. Through master classes and festivals, she has collaborated with Martin Katz, John Wustman and Dalton Baldwin.
She is a performer with CMASH, a new-music repertory group dedicated to fostering and sustaining long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers. She was invited to serve on the faculty at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and was a featured accompanist in the Songfest Music Festival at Pepperdine University and at the Académie Internationale d’Été de Nice.
She earned her Doctorate of Music in piano performance from Florida State University, as well as Masters of Music degrees in both piano performance and conducting. Dr. Lindquist serves on the faculty of both the University of Texas San Antonio and the University of Incarnate Word as the musical director of opera productions and singers’ workshop. In addition, she is the music director of Opera on the Run, a joint outreach production between the San Antonio Opera and UTSA. She maintains an active performing schedule with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio, and CMASH, a repertory group focused on new works and fostering long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers. Dr. Lindquist maintains a private coaching studio and is an avid recitalist, passionate about promoting works of living American composers and preserving and revitalizing art song repertoire.