Dr. Quant is an alumnus of Oral Roberts University where he earned his Bachelor’s
degree in Music Education. He also holds a Master of Music Education degree from the
Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he studied voice with the late
Seth McCoy. Dr. Quant earned his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Arizona
in Tucson, AZ.
Dr. Quant has a varied and distinguished career in education. As an elementary music specialist, middle school band and choir director, he has taught in New York and Wisconsin public schools. Dr. Quant has been a faculty member at Quincy University where he supervised student teachers and directed the Quincy University Jazz Choir. He directed the Quincy Area Children’s Chorus Kinderchor and established a private voice studio for area students. As a former faculty member at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, he taught Music Appreciation, Voice and Elementary Music Courses for graduates and undergraduates. Currently, he is the coordinator of the Music Education program and teaches applied voice lessons at ORU.
Dr. Quant is also an active recitalist and has presented works by Poulenc, Duparc, Faure, Shubert, Schumann, Strauss, Brahms, and Fine in recitals throughout the Midwest. In addition, he performed selections of Beethoven’s Folksong Settings commissioned by George Thompson for the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, OK. He has performed the role of Melchoir in Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and Judas in Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell.” He has presented works by Poulenc, Duparc, Faure, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Brahms, and Fine in recitals throughout the Midwest. He was a guest artist with the Claremore Community Chorus and members of the Tulsa Symphony performance of the Messiah and sang the role of Raphael in Haydn’s Creation with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra in Illinois. He also performed Haydn’s Theresa Mass with the Plymouth Chorale in Milwaukee, WI. His stage works feature Simone in Gianni Schicchi and Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde, both produced with the Muddy River Opera in Quincy, Illinois. Dr. Quant was also member and soloist for the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus.
“One the great joys in teaching at ORU is the ability to incorporate a Christian worldview throughout the classes you teach. Preparing young musicians to fulfill their calling is an honor and privilege.”