Evan Mack

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Evan Mack is an American composer, librettist and pianist. He toured the United States, Barcelona and South Africa. He is currently published with Hal Leonard. as well as popular songs and classical works

Studies[edit]

Mack studied under Michael Slayton and Stan Link. He later studied with Michael Chertock of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and participated in master classes by George Crumb, Seymour Lipkin, Emanuel Ax and James Tocco.

He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and is on the faculty of the College of Saint Rose and Skidmore College.

Compositions[edit]

Angel of the Amazon[edit]

Mack composed the music and libretto for his opera Angel of the Amazon, which premiered in May 2011, staged by Encompass New Opera Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City and was released worldwide by Albany Records.[1]

Opera News hailed the work as "edgy...most imaginative...and a worthy contemporary American Opera".[2]

Secret of Luca[edit]

His new opera The Secret of Luca premiered in Cincinnati in November 2012.

Langston Hughes’ Dream of Freedom[edit]

Mack's choral suite, Langston Hughes’ Dream of Freedom was a Selection Winner of the National Association of Composers, San Francisco and the UCM New Music Festival. The work is published by Hal Leonard.

Musicals[edit]

As a composer, he produced five full musicals (three for children's theater). Hailed as “the Springtime Nutcracker,”[3] Mack’s Pinocchio, premiered in the Charleston Civic Center by the Charleston Ballet.

American Groove[edit]

His work for Two Pianos, American Groove was performed by the “Westhuizen Duo” across the United States and South Africa throughout 2011. The work was a Selection Winner for the SCI Regional Conference in 2010 and premiered in Greensboro, NC.

Of Fire and Form[edit]

His choir piece, Of Fire and Form, commissioned by the WV chapter of the ACDA premiered in February, 2011 at the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia and was performed on tour by the Marshall University Chamber Choir.

Performances[edit]

Evan performed in the Kentucky Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony Chamber Players, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; including a performance in Carnegie Hall. He performed live for the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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