David Steinquest, Professor of Percussion at APSU since 1985, teaches all individual percussion lessons and conducts the Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo. He is also coordinator of the Mid-South Jazz Festival. Steinquest previously served as a faculty member at Albion College, the University of Arkansas, and the National Music Camp at Interlochen, and was a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Northeast Louisiana University and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan.
Steinquest is an active freelance percussionist in the Nashville area, performing frequently with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra including their Carnegie Hall debut and the gala concerts at the opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. He served as Acting Assistant Principal Percussionist in the 2005-2006 season. Steinquest is also a studio musician, recording often for Row-Loff Productions, Arrangers' Publishing Company, and the Nashville String Machine. He is an educational endorser of Ross Mallet Instruments and Vic Firth Sticks and appears frequently as a soloist and clinician. Steinquest has numerous compositions and arrangements published by Row-Loff Productions, Studio 4 Music, and Pioneer Percussion. His works have been performed by the Nashville Symphony percussion section and have been heard on the PBS children's series "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood."