- EdD, Music Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- MEd, Teaching Music, Bob Jones University
- BA, Music, San Francisco State University
Susan Quindag, a native of San Francisco, California, has served in the Division of Music at BJU since 1981. She is currently the Program Director of Strings and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in music education. She is an active researcher and has articles published in the Philosophy of Music Education Review, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, South Carolina Musician, and Syllabi for Music Education Courses. She has traveled extensively presenting workshops and papers at conferences and seminars in the United States Holland, South Africa, England, Norway, Spain, Malaysia, Canada, Philippines, Italy, China, and Greece. Dr. Quindag’s passion for a ministry in academics developed from Psalm 34:8, “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
In 2007, Dr. Quindag was recipient of the U. S. Guest Lecturer Award and was invited by the United States Embassy and the West African government to present workshops and lectures on Gullah music in and around Sierra Leone, West Africa as part of the 300th year anniversary celebration of the abolishment of slavery. Dr. Quindag states, “It was a humbling experience and great honor to share the music of the Gullah slaves to the West Africans during this historic event.”
Dr. Quindag has been an active member of the International Society of Music Education, The National Association for Music Education, Society of Philosophy in Music Education, and South Carolina Music Educators Association where she has held various leadership positions. Her current research projects include exploring a relational ontology for spiritual music, physical fitness and nutrition for music professionals, and global music. Her academic goals include writing a book on relational ontology and music, mentoring scholars in music and education, and encouraging the celebration of diversity through music.