Dr. Evan Feldman is Director of Wind Studies and Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting and music education. He also directs the Triangle Wind Ensemble and the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, and serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Greensboro Symphony, where he conducts their education, holiday, and pops concerts.
He is an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in and outside of the United States, with recent engagements in Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, Spain, and Tanzania, as well as all-state, all-district, and all-county honor bands in the United States. Under his direction, the UNC Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the North Carolina Music Educators Association annual convention and twice to the College Band Directors National Association southern division conference. He has been described as “…the real thing – a conductor with evident ensemble-building skills who knows his way around the podium…”
In 2016, Dr. Feldman’s college textbook, Instrumental Music Education (Routledge Publishing), was released in its second edition and has been adopted by university music education programs throughout the country. He is the author of the first MOOC (massive open online course) dedicated to conducting and rehearsal technique. Over 20,000 students have enrolled through Coursera.org. He is also a contributing author to three volumes of the series A Composer’s Insight, including chapters on the wind music Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, David Bedford, and Adam Gorb. Other writings have been published in The Instrumentalist, the Iowa Bandmaster Journal, the MENC Music Educators Journal, and the IGEB Alta Musica.
Dr. Feldman’s arrangements and editions of music by Léo Delibes, Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Enescu, Antonin Dvořák, Ariel Ramirez, and Sergei Prokofiev are published by Tierolff Muziekcentrale, and his research on wind music has been presented at the national and international conferences of CBDNA, WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles), and IGEB (International Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Wind Music).
Dr. Feldman earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he studied with Donald Hunsberger and Mendi Rodan and served as an assistant conductor for the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra. He received his Masters in Conducting from Ithaca College and his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Duke University.