Who in the World is Susan Quindag?
Before starting On Q Educational Consulting, I was the Program Director of Strings and Professor of Music Education at Bob Jones University. I had a diverse teaching load that included instrumental lessons, undergraduate and graduate music education and education courses (residence and online), conducting and coaching string ensembles, and chairing dissertation committees.
I am a member of the Spirituality and Music Education Society, International Society of Philosophy in Music Education, and the International Society for Music Education (ISME) where I am the chair of the Spirituality and Music Education Special Interest Group. I have presented papers and workshops nationally and internationally and just returned from Baku, Azerbaijan where I presented a paper titled, Teaching the “Spiritual” in Music Education” at the 33rd ISME World Conference.
In 2007, I was invited by the U. S. Embassy and West African government to present research on Gullah music and culture throughout Sierra Leone for the 300th year anniversary celebration of the abolishment of slavery. I was humbled and honored to introduce children and adults to the Gullah music and culture that has its roots in West Africa.
I have published papers in various music education journals. My paper titled, Seeking Oneness: Exploring a Relational Ontology of Spiritual Music was recently published in a book titled, Spirituality and Music Education: Perspectives from Three Continents. I am currently revising another paper for publication in a book on Christianity and music.
I earned an Ed.D. in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an ME.D. in Teaching Music from Bob Jones University, and a BA in Music from San Francisco State University.
Now, the cool stuff—Sometime between the invention of the telephone and the I-Phone my parents immigrated from the Philippines and I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA where I jogged up and down the streets of the Excelsior District, ate salami on sourdough French bread, and hung-out at Ghirardelli’s Square. Currently, I reside in a humble townhome in Greenville, SC. I am a violinist and violist, but I also play classical guitar and piano (and fortunately I haven’t irritated my neighbors yet). I am also “partially bilingual” (I read and understand Tagalog). My hobbies are weight-training (don’t mess with me), jogging, swimming, biking (I’ll tell you about a little bike accident that I had), photography, and having friends over for dinner and good conversation to solve the world’s problems (if only they would listen to us).
Seriously though, during my travels I developed wonderful relationships and had a desire to collaborate with others globally; therefore, I launched—On Q Educational Consulting. With a relational mindset, I am committed to serving others in various educational fields for their own, “growth beyond knowledge and action beyond technique.” Currently, On Q Educational Consulting offers academic coaching in higher education (dissertation/thesis coaching, article writing, macro and micro-editing, tutoring), music services (lessons, performance coaching, and performances) professional development presentations, and various), If you or any of your colleagues, students, friends, or acquaintances are interested or curious about On Q Educational Consulting, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.