Personal Name

Evan Mack



Download Full Text (335 KB)

Publication Date

Winter 2-13-2009

Year of Release



Evan Mack, piano, 8:00 p.m.

Pre-concert Lecture, 6:30 p.m.


A Doctor of Music from CCM, Evan Mack has studied with Michael Chertock, William Black, Craig Nies, Sergei Arzoumanov, and Jungem Kim Cafaro. Also, Evan has participated in master classes and coachings by George Crumb, Seymour Lipkin, Emanuel Ax, Louis de Moura Castro, Juraj Margulis, Diane Andersen, and James Tocco.

Early in his career, Evan performed throughout the Catskills-Hudson Valley regions of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, an area steeped in classical tradition, but more known for Woodstock and Orange County Choppers!

In 2001 Evan won the Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition, and later performed Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto with the Vanderbilt Symphonic Orchestra. He was also a guest artist of the Blair Woodwind Ensemble for its premiere of a composition by Dana Wilson.

Evan has given solo recitals with much acclaim in Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Charleston, Nashville, and throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Most recently, Evan has performed in the Kentucky Symphony Ragtime Band, the Kentucky Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony Chamber Players, The West Virginia Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. For the last two years, Mack has been performing American piano music all over the U.S. and the world including Barcelona, Spain for the IV Forum lnterncional De Musica Barcelona Ciutat and as an artist-in-residence in TheUniversity of the Northwest in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

As a composer, Evan has produced five full musicals (three of them for children's theater), as well as numerous popular songs, and numerous classical works. Most Recently, his Langston Hughes' Dream of Freedom, for choir, 2 soloists, and piano was performed at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The work is slated to for publication in the fall. His most current project is a full-length opera called Angel of the Amazon.


Smith Recital Hall

Library of Congress Authorities

Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Ballade, piano, op. 46

Corigliano, John, 1938- Fantasia on an ostinato, piano

Adams, John, 1947- American berserk

Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Rhapsody in blue


concerts, recitals, piano


Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts | Music | Music Performance

Marshall University Music Department Presents the Joan C. Edwards, Distinguished Professor Recital, Evan Mack, piano