Department of Music
Baritone Patrick Evans joined the faculty of the University of Delaware
in the fall of 1994, where his teaching responsibilities include applied
voice, English, Italian, and French diction, as well as Opera Workshop. A
native of Birmingham, Alabama, he holds the DM and MM degrees from the
Florida State University, where he studied with Yvonne Ciannella and
Janice Harsanyi, and the BM and BME degrees from the University of
Montevallo, where he was a student of Benjamin Middaugh.
Dr. Evans has been a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, and has toured
Japan in recital and orchestral performances with the Pacific Music
Festival, founded by Leonard Bernstein. He has sung the role of Adam in
Haydn's Creation under the baton of Robert Shaw, and created the role of
the father in the world premiere of Tina Davidson's opera Billy and
Zelda. He has sung All the Way Through Evening: Songs from the AIDS Quilt
Songbook, his liturgical lecture/recital, in Washington, D.C., Cincinnati,
Baltimore, Wilmington, Puerto Rico, and at the Yale Divinity School. With
pianist Djordje Nesic,
Dr. Evans was recently chosen to sing in the Cleveland Art Song Festival,
and has advanced to the Eastern Regional Round of the National Association
of Teachers of Singing Artist Award auditions.
With OperaDelaware, he has performed the role of Dancaire in Carmen, and
will sing Schaunard in La Boheme in the fall of 2000. He also served as
stage director for the workshop performances of Michael Ching's Opera Out
of the Rain. A regular guest performer with the Brandywine Baroque
ensemble, he will sing the world premiere of new settings of Shakespeare
sonnets by composers Conrad Cummings and Peter Flint with the group in May
Dr. Evans' students have won first place in many divisions of the Delaware
Valley and Eastern Regional NATS auditions. In 1997, he was one of 12
young voice teachers selected nationally for the 10-day NATS Master
Teacher/Intern program, where he studied pedagogical technique with the
noted mezzo-soprano Glenda Maurice. He has served two terms as Delaware
Governor for NATS.
He is Minister of Music at the Hanover Street Presbyterian Church in
Wilmington, where he moderates OutRight, a support group for gay and
lesbian teens and their straight supporters. He also plans and presents an
annual Gospel Vespers service, using African, Caribbean, and
African-American music, readings, and poetry. He will present a workshop
on cantoring for the 2000 Westminster Conference on Worship and Music,
sponsored by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.
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