Evan Mack

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Evan Mack is the composer and librettist of Angel of the Amazon, which premiered in May 2011 by Encompass New Opera Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City and has been released worldwide by Albany Records.[1]

Opera News hailed the work as "edgy...most imaginative...and a worthy contemporary American Opera".[2] As an acclaimed pianist, he has toured all over the United States, Barcelona, and South Africa. He is currently published with Hal Leonard. His new opera The Secret of Luca will have its first public concert in Cincinnati in November 2012.


As a composer, he produced five full musicals (three of them for children's theater), as well as numerous popular songs, and numerous classical works. He studied under Dr. Michael Slayton and Dr. Stan Link. His Choral Suite, Langston Hughes’ Dream of Freedom is a Selection Winner of the National Association of Composers, San Francisco and the UCM New Music Festival. The work is published by Hal Leonard. Hailed as “the Springtime Nutcracker,” [3] Mack’s Pinocchio, premiered in the Charleston Civic Center by the Charleston Ballet. His work for Two Pianos, American Groove will be performed by the “Westhuizen Duo” all 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. 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 is currently on tour with the Marshall University Chamber Choir.

Most recently, Evan has 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.

Evan has 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.