Faulkner, Quentin J.
- James H. Cook
(b Winston-Salem, NC, Feb 16, 1943). American organist and scholar. Faulkner received the BMus in organ from Westminster Choir College (1965), MSM from Southern Methodist University (1967), MTheol from SMU (1969), and SMD from Union Theological Seminary (1975). His teachers included Alexander McCurdy, George Klump, and Alec Wyton. After serving as assistant organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York (1971–74), Faulkner became professor of organ and music theory/history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1974–2006). A recipient of a Fulbright Grant in 1998–9, he was guest professor at the Evangelische Hochschule für Kirchenmusik, Halle/Saale, Germany, 1998–9 and 2006–7. Faulkner was awarded the Unitas Citation of Union Seminary in 1997 and the Alumni Merit Award of Westminster Choir College in 1998. Although recognized as an organ performer and teacher, Faulkner’s principal contributions have been in scholarship in the areas of performance practice of J.S. Bach’s keyboard works, the historic relationship of music and the Christian church, and the interrelationship of religion, culture, and art. Among his extensive list of publications are ...