Senior Lecturer , MUSI
Office: JO 4.902
Areas of Specialization: Medieval, renaissance, and baroque chamber music; vocal pedagogy; vocal and choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach; 20th-century vocal music.
Education: MA, Music, University of California, San Diego, 1978
MA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1976
BA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1974
A singer and conductor of many diverse talents, Ms. Evans has performed music composed from 1200 to contemporary times using a variety of settings and styles. An accomplished recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Evans recently completed tours of music for voice and guitar with Dr. Enric Madriguera in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain and Latin America. She is the Executive Director of the Annual Texas Guitar competition and has been an invited judge at the International Guitar Festival and Competition in Rust, Austria since 2001. She released her CD, Voz y Guitarra, with guitarist Enric Madriguera, featuring previously unrecorded works of composers John Duarte and Ernesto Cordero, in 2003, and recently completed a concert tour to Ecuador in 2007, including appearances on national radio and television programs. In 2006, Ms. Evans created the Dallas Pro Musica, a vocal quintet dedicated to the re-creation of vocal music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, with occasional forays into the 21st century. Ms. Evans teaches vocal and choral music and directs the UT Dallas Chamber Singers.
Before coming to Dallas, she was the Director of the Bach Society Chamber Orchestra and Chorus from 1992 to 1994 for the Bach Society of La Jolla. She also served as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Orpheus Ensemble based in La Jolla, California. She is the 1991 recipient of the Brandenburg Award, for contribution to the community of the works of J.S. Bach. Ms. Evans was also a member of the Opera Theatre of Washington in Washington, D.C. and performed such roles as Gilda in Rigoletto, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Micaela in Carmen and Norina in Don Pasquale. Ms. Evans sang the title role in the U.S. premiere of Betly by Donizetti and the Washington premiere of The Nymph and the Farmer by Tcherepnin. 1982, Ms. Evans completed an 8-week series of performances with the Opera Theatre of Washington at Wolf Trap Farm Park, in Wolf Trap, Virginia. Ms. Evans founded and directed the Washington Pro Musica. From 1975 to 1980, she was musical director of the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego, and directed European concert tours of Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy during 1975, 1977 and 1979.
Voz Y Guitarra, CD, 2003 - As a special release from the UTD Guitar Series, Kathryn Evans, soprano, and Enric Madriguera, guitar, collaborated to produce a CD featuring works by Ernesto Cordero and John Duarte. CD now available, order here!
She was an invited judge at the International Guitar Festival in Rust, Austria in April, 2001 and judged/performed in 2002. She continues to conduct and perform in the DFW metroplex. Ms. Evans has performed with Dr. Madriguera in a variety of venues and countries. They are currently planning concerts in Asia and Europe.
Musical Director and Conductor, Bach Society Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, Bach Society of La Jolla (1992-1994).
Artistic Director, The Orpheus Ensemble, a vocal-instrumental ensemble specializing in the works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries (1987-1994).
Brandenburg Award, La Jolla Bach Society, for contribution to the community of the works of J.S. Bach (1991).
Invited performer, Pleshakov-Kaneko Institute of Music, Palo Alto, California, performing original compositions (Spring, 1980).
Director, Early Music Ensemble of San Diego (1975-1980).
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