Dr. Alan Berquist (he/him) is an Adjunct Professor of Flute at California State University, Stanislaus, and Diablo Valley College. He holds a Doctor of Music with specialized study in College Teaching and Baroque Flute from Florida State University, studying under Eva Amsler as a graduate teaching assistant. He was also a student of Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon University where he completed a Certificate in Advanced Flute Studies. He also holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MM), and Florida State University (BM).

He was a winner of the 2021 C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition with Ensemble 126, a touring flute ensemble created while at Florida State University. 

He was also a winner of the 2019 National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition, and served as the 2004 NFA Associate Program Chair, performing at several conventions. He co-founded the chamber groups Etesian Duo and Ensemble 126 and performs frequently with his partner, harpist Vincent Pierce. He also has performed with the California Symphony, Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Awesöme Orchestra Collective, and Astoria Symphony (NY).

An advocate of new music, Dr. Berquist has commissioned works from Mark Fromm and Sami Seif, performed premieres, and collaborated with composers like Matthew Briggs, Viet Cuong, David DelTredici, Scott Gendel, Libby Larsen, David Maslanka, and David Stock. He serves as a competition judge for the Flute New Music Consortium, NFA Newly Published Music Competition, and various composition and performance competitions. Highly involved with early music, Dr. Berquist also studied Baroque traverso, recorder, and Renaissance recorders, playing for Barthold Kuijken, Na’ama Lion, and Jeanne Swack.

His principal teachers include Eva Amsler, Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Stephanie Jutt, Susan Clark, and former CSU Stanislaus professor Caryl Mae Scott. He has performed in masterclasses for Sir James Galway, Paul Edmund-Davies, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Leone Buyse, and Marina Piccinini.