Head of the Vocal and Choral division (School of Arts and Humanities)
Curriculum Development, Vocal and Choral Works, and Art Science Research
A singer, conductor, director, producer and academic researcher of many diverse talents, Dr. Evans has performed and directed music composed from 1200 to contemporary times using a variety of settings and styles. An accomplished recitalist and chamber musician, Dr. Evans has completed tours of music for voice and guitar with fellow faculty member Dr. Enric Madriguera in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain and Latin America. She co-produced and performed in a series of “composer concerts” with Robert X. Rodríguez, featuring the music of Mozart, Monteverdi, Brahms and Satie. She was the Executive Director of the Annual Texas Guitar competition, and celebrated their 10th anniversary with a series of concerts and competitions for both youth and adults in 2011. She released her CD, Voz y Guitarra, with guitarist Enric Madriguera, featuring previously unrecorded works of composers John Duarte and Ernesto Cordero, in 2003, and completed a concert tour to Ecuador in 2007, including appearances on national radio and television programs. She appeared as The Abbess in The Sound of Music with Repertory Company Theatre. In 2006, Dr. Evans created the Dallas Pro Musica, a vocal quintet dedicated to the re-creation of vocal music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, with occasional forays into the 21st century. Her musical creation The Music of Isaac Albeniz was performed in Dallas and Honolulu, Hawaii in 2011. Dr. Evans is currently the head of the Vocal and Choral division of the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, where she directs the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, teaches vocal instruction, musical theatre workshop and a variety of music history courses, as well as general arts education courses.
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