DMA, Eastman School of Music
MM, Northwestern University
BME, University of Houston
Through public performances and music education, Evan Kelsick seeks to strengthen the solo, chamber and large ensemble literature of the tuba/euphonium and to foster a passion for music in his students and audiences.
Evan is in constant demand as a performer and adjudicator throughout the United States. Recent performances include solo recitals throughout the country including Northeastern Illinois University, Elmhurst College, Nazareth College, Palomar College, San Francisco State University, California State University – East Bay and University of Redlands.
Evan has also appeared as a guest soloist with the Northwestern Symphony, The Eastman Philharmonic and Heartland Festival Orchestras, as well as the Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony.
Evan has commissioned new works by several prominent composers including Chris Teichler, Andrew Waggoner, Gary Fry, Robert Morris, Jeffrey Stadelman and Samuel Adler. A solo album featuring these commissioned works was released in 2018.
Previously, Evan held teaching positions at Eastern Illinois University and Syracuse University.
Before completing his doctorate at the Eastman School of Music, Evan attended the University of Houston for a bachelor’s degree in music education. He later finished his master’s degree in performance at Northwestern University. His main teachers include Philip Freeman, Michael Warny, Rex Martin, Don Harry, Larry Zalkind and Mark Kellogg.