Chair of Music Theory and Co-Chair of Composition
Evan received his B.M. in Composition from Chapman University, M.M. in Composition from California State University Northridge, and D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Maryland. Evan has also attended the Aspen Music Festival and Fontainebleau American Conservatory.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Evan’s music has been performed throughout America and abroad. A native of Long Beach, CA, his work has been featured in performances by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Great Noise Ensemble, the Capital City Symphony, the Nimbus Ensemble, Nicholas Photinos of eighth blackbird, the Calyx Quartet, the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble, the Chapman University Wind Ensemble and the Chapman University New Music Ensemble.
His one-act chamber opera, The Last Act of Revolution, was presented by New York City Opera’s VOX Festival in the fall of 2012 after it was premiered earlier that year by the University of Maryland Opera Studio. The New York Times described the opera as having “a very polished feel…the music firmly rooted in the drama.” Evan’s Fire Music for orchestra was selected for the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2014-2015 Composers Institute.
Evan is currently on the Music Theory faculty at Towson University and has previously taught music theory and composition at the University of Maryland, Hood College, American University and California State University.
Since 2013, Evan has been the Resident Artist with the American Lyric Theater in New York, as part of their Composer/Librettist Development Program and was the Composer-in-Residence with the Youth Orchestra of Prince William County from 2013-2014.
Evan has been on the Levine faculty since the fall of 2014 where he teaches music theory classes and is Chair of the Music Theory department.