Kathryn Evans holds Master’s degrees in both Mathematics and Music. She combined these fields in her M.A. thesis “An Acoustical Study of Vowel Technique”, researching the acoustic and linguistic reason for vowel equalization in classical singers in the higher ranges. She has continued to teach both mathematics and music at the college level and enjoys both fields. She joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Dallasin 1994 and served as the Associate Dean for the Arts in the Schoolof Artsand Humanities from 1995-2010 and received the first School of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Service Award in 2010 for her 15 years of service. She teaches vocal and choral music, and directs the UT Dallas Chamber Singers and the Musical Theatre Workshop. She is an accomplished recitalist and chamber musician, performing in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, across the U.S.and in Europeand Latin America. Before coming to UT Dallas, she was the Director of the Bach Society Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in La Jolla, Californiaand the Musical Director of the Orpheus Ensemble. She founded and directed the Washington Pro Musica and the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego. She has directed European concert tours of Switzerland, Germany, Franceand Italy. Ms. Evans holds Master of Arts degrees in Music and in Mathematics from the Universityof Californiaat San Diego. Ms. Evans has completed tours of music for voice and guitar with fellow faculty member Dr. Enric Madriguera in Austria, Switzerland, the CzechRepublic, Mexicoand Latin America. Ms. Evans released the CD “Voz y Guitarra” with Dr. Madriguera and is the Executive Director of the Annual Texas Guitar Competition. Ms. Evans recently performed “The Songs of Isaac Albeniz” in Hawaiiwith pianist Michael McVay. Ms. Evans has served on the boards of the Repertory Company Theatre, the Indian Classical Music Circle, the Creative Arts Alliance, the Texas Alliance for Education in the Arts, and is the past President of the Richardson Council on the Arts. She is the current President of Dallas Chamber Music. In November of 2012, she directed “Playing Audrey II; Using Game Technology to Create a Digital Actor for Live Stage Performance” as a part of “Best of Broadway V”. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Arts and Technology, with an emphasis on arts education in the 21st century.
The CDASH (Curriculum Development in Arts, Sciences and Humanities) project began as a special project for Roger Malina in his course STASH: Special Topics in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities in the Spring of 2012. The responses to early emails were so overwhelmingly positive, she has decided to continue the project and wrote a white paper for SEAD (Network for Science, Engineering, Art and Design) I November of 2012. That paper reported the early results of the CDASH contributions and is posted on there website here: http://seadnetwork.wordpress.com/white-paper-abstracts/final-white-papers/.
The project is ongoing and hopefully new calls for curriculum will enlarge the number of entries in order to further investigate this important area. Please send entries to Kathryn Evans at [email protected]