Dr. Evan Feldman is Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he leads the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band and teaches courses in conducting and music education. Under his direction, the UNC Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the North Carolina Music Educators Association annual convention and the College Band Directors National Convention. He has been described in the press as “…the real thing – a conductor with evident ensemble-building skills who knows his way around the podium…” and is sought after as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator.
He has served as music director of the Triangle Wind Ensemble since 2011, and also directs the Greensboro Concert Band and Mallarme Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Last summer he launched the first MOOC (massive open online course) devoted solely to conducting and rehearsal technique. Over 17,000 students from over 30 countries enrolled in the course through Coursera.org.
Dr. Feldman’s college textbook, Instrumental Music Education (Routledge Publishing) has been adopted by university music education programs throughout the United States. He is also a contributing author to A Composer’s Insight, penning chapters on the wind music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, David Bedford, and Adam Gorb. His writings have been published in The Instrumentalist, the Iowa Bandmasters Journal, the MENC Music Educators Journal, and the IGEB Alta Musica.
Dr. Feldman’s research on wind music has been presented at the national and international level, appearing at the conferences of CBDNA, WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles), and IGEB (International Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Wind Music). He has also published with Tierolff Muziekcentrale arrangements and editions of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Enescu, Antonin Dvorak, Ariel Ramirez, and Sergei Prokofiev.
Dr. Feldman earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Donald Hunsberger and Mendi Rodan and served as an assistant conductor for the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra.
A native of Long Island, Dr. Feldman previously was Director of Bands at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Central College, in Pella, IA, and Hicksville High School, Hicksville, New York.