Currently she is a lecturer at Santa Clara University where she teaches music theory, history, composition, and Performance and Culture—the history of performing arts throughout Western civilization.
Pamela Quist is a co-founder and past director of The Walden School, a summer school and music festival for young composers. She also acted as director of The Walden School Teacher Training Institute in its initial years from 2001 to 2004.
Among her compositions from recent years, Quist has produced Revival for guitarist, Bryce Dessner (2004); Ice Dance for Clogs (2003); Pie Jesu (2002); Caelestis formam gloriae; Dyad for oboe/english horn and piano; and a solo piano work, Homage, her most-performed work to date.
A contributing author to The Walden School Musicianship Course: A Manual for Teachers (2002), she also authored Indeterminate Form in the Work of Earle Brown (1984) in partial fulfillment of her Doctoral requirements. She is a member of ASCAP.