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Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Jeremiah Evans. I am a composer based in Dallas, Texas.
Please take a look around. If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me.

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email: jeremiah.piano@yahoo.com

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I am available for virtual lessons in the composition of piano music and art songs. I would love to work with piano students of all ages seeking to craft their own portfolios of concert songs and piano pieces. Email me directly to schedule a session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremiah Evans

Selected art songs by

Jeremiah Evans

are now available from

Warner Classics/ Erato Records

as part of the new CD

release by legendary tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee,

& collaborative pianist,

Kevin J. Miller

 titled RISING.

CD available in the link below,

Rising | Warner Classics

Audio Samples:

Southern Mansion

& Lost Illusions

Music by Jeremiah Evans

Southern Mansion - YouTube

Lost Illusions - YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Urban sounds inspired three

selections from Jeremiah

Evans’s “Five Pages From

a City Journal,” performed with

rhythmic acuity and fresh sound

by Mr. (Jonathan) Faiman at the

piano. Two of them, “Beat on the

Street” and “Funny Page,” have jazzy

inflections; the third, “Musing,”

had an Impressionist milkiness."

-The New York Times

"Three songs by Jeremiah Evans

revealed... surprising twists,

as well as a pleasing melodic style.

The best was “Southern Mansion,”

an eerie evocation of life and death

on a plantation, set to a striking

poem by Arna Bontemps. An ostinato

bass rumbled threateningly every

couple measures, and bluesy touches

crept in with the descriptions of music

from the mansion mingling with

the “tinkling” of the chains of slavery."

- Washington Classical Review

 

"Miller and Brownlee make the

most of the Brahmsian elements

in Jeremiah Evans’s “April Song,”

which evokes the Romantic

composer’s “Rain” art songs and

violin sonata. They capture as well

the Rachmaninov-like atmosphere

of “Lost Illusions” and shades of

Gershwin in “Southern Mansion."

-Broadway World/ LA Opus

"...six currently active composers

of African American descent.

 Brandon Spencer, Jasmine Barnes,

Damien Sneed, Jeremiah Evans,

Joel Thompson, and

Shawn E. Okpebholo are

all consummate melodists..."

and 

"... Jeremiah Evans whose

"“April song,"” to the

words of Langston Hughes,

is not hard to imagine as a

21st-century pendant to

William Grant Still’s

“Song for the lonely.”

-OperaWire

“There’s a misconception that

music written by African-American

composers is only for 

African-Americans, and that’s

not true,” the tenor said

while introducing the concert’s

second half, ... The first half,

also powerful, featured music by

..., Jeremiah Evans,....

-The Boston Globe

"Jeremiah Evans' original

composition...had the

sassiest feel of all the pieces.

It was short but had its own

attitude, energy, and

personality written

in between the lines".

-The Nevada Sagebrush

"I've enjoyed playing

through and getting inside

the pieces. They are

just terrific,

I congratulate you on 

a splendid piece of work"

-Steven Colburn

principle, oboe (Ret.)

Milwaukee Symphony

Santa Fe Opera Orchestra

The music of Jeremiah Evans has been heard in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. As a native of Dallas Texas, he began piano lessons at an early age. In 1996 he graduated from Dallas' acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. As a young student, he studied at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute as well as the International Summer Festival Institute at Round-Top. His piano teachers have included David Karp and William Westney. He also studied composition with Mary Jeanne van Appledorn at Texas Tech University. 

His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the 16th London New Wind Festival, South Africa's National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (Eastern Cape), Princeton University Concerts, by the San Francisco Bay Area's Sounds New Contemporary Music Ensemble, Celebrity Series of Boston, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and by New York City's Locrian Chamber Players. His music has also been performed by the African American Composer Initiative in Palo Alto CA; on faculty/guest artist recitals at the "American Roots" Concert Series at Haverford College in PA; Cabrillo College (Sesnon House) in Aptos, CA; the University of Nevada, Reno; the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach; "Double Reed Day", California State University, Fresno; Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts at Emory University; the Arts Live Series at Ball State University; Concordia College in Bronxville, NY; the 25th Conference of the African American Art Song Alliance in Irvine CA; the 64th National Conference of the College Music Society in Rochester NY, Riverside Convention Center/ Eastman School of Music; and at the 51st Conference of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Also, he was an invited guest composer for the 2023 Conference of the National Federation of Music Clubs' Jr. Day in Norfolk, VA. There, he presented a workshop for beginner- early level pianist/composers.


His art songs are included in the African Diaspora Music Project which presents a listing of recommended repertoire for singers who wish to enter the George Shirley Vocal Competition at the University of Michigan. His music has also been performed as part of Opera Ebony's 2023 Benjamin Matthews Vocal Competition and Thomas Hampson's American Song InstituteHis art songs have been selected as winning compositions in call for scores/ competitions of Calliope's Call in Boston, MA and Opera Contempo in Salt Lake City, UT. His Three Inventions for piano solo was named a finalist in the New York City Contemporary Music Symposium at Columbia University (Bowery Trio), 2021 Call for Scores, while his concert piano suite Five Pages from a City Journal has won the call for scores of New York City's Locrian Chamber Players. His Shimmy from Three Burlesque Sketches for oboe solo was selected as a winning score for the 2021 Call for Scores (micro- commission, month of July), reNew Music in Reno NV. His music has also been broadcast over WRR, Classical 101.1 FM in Dallas, TX and on Radio Arts Indonesia. Upcoming performances of his music include those at San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theatre; Cecilia Concerts in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His music is published by J. Evans Music Press and can be heard on Warner Classics/ Erato Records. He is based in his hometown of Dallas, Texas.

 

Recent and

Upcoming Performances

June 4th, 2024 

Royal Concertgebouw,

Recital Hall,

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin J. Miller

Includes selected art songs

by Jeremiah Evans

March 16th, 2024 

Cecilia Concerts

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin J. Miller

Includes selected art songs

by Jeremiah Evans

February 29, 2024 

San Francisco Performances

Herbst Theatre,

San Francisco, CA

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin J. Miller

Includes selected art songs

by Jeremiah Evans

September 8th, 2023 

Jacquelyn Matava,

mezzo-soprano,

Solo Recital 

Featuring sacred songs,

Includes

World premiere,

Psalm 117

by Jeremiah Evans,

Chapel of the Incarnate Word,

San Antonio, TX.

June 12- 17, 2023 

National Federation

of Music Clubs

Jeremiah Evans,

guest clinician

Norfolk, VA

Featuring lecture

of Jeremiah Evans

May 6, 2023 

Opera Contempo

Jeremiah Evans,

Song Recital

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 

261 S 900 E,

Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Includes

selected art songs

by Jeremiah Evans

April 1, 2023, 8:15 p.m.

The Manley & Doriseve

Thaler Vocal Concert Series

Ithaca College,

Ford Hall,

Ithaca, NY

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin Miller

Includes selected art songs

by Jeremiah Evans

March 29, 2023, 7:30 PM

Philadelphia Chamber

Music Society

Perelman Theater

Philadelphia, PA

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin Miller

Includes selected art songs 

by Jeremiah Evans

March 26, 2023, 2 p.m.

Vocal Arts DC Presents

Rising (recital)

The Kennedy Center,

Terrace Thater,

Washington DC

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin Miller

Includes selected art songs 

by Jeremiah Evans

March 23, 2023, 7:30 PM

Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers II:

Jula Goldwurm

Pure Voice Series

Rising (recital)

New York City, NY,

Carnegie Hall,

Zankel Hall

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin Miller

Includes selected art songs 

by Jeremiah Evans

March 19, 2023

Opera Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin Miller

Includes selected art songs 

by Jeremiah Evans

March 17, 2023, 8 PM

Emory University

Schwartz Center

for the Performing Arts,

Emerson Concert Hall,

1700 N. Decatur Road

Atlanta, GA

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin Miller

Includes selected art songs 

by Jeremiah Evans

March 8, 2023, 7:30 PM

Princeton University Concerts

Richardson Auditorium,

Alexander Hall,

Princeton, NJ

Rising (Recital)

Featuring tenor,

Lawrence Brownlee 

pianist, Kevin Miller

Includes selected art songs 

by Jeremiah Evans

March 5, 2023, Sunday at 3 PM

Celebrity Series of Boston

Rising (Recital)

GBH Calderwood Studios

Boston, MA

Featuring

Lawrence Brownlee 

Includes Selected art songs 

by Jeremiah Evans

February 4, 2023

Fresno State's

26th Annual

"Double-Reed Day"

Dr. Aaron Hill, oboist,

California State Univ.,

Fresno, CA

Recital will feature,

Three Burlesque Sketches

for oboe solo, 

by Jeremiah Evans

February 21, 2023

"A Song for All Seasons"

7:00 PM

Mandi Barrus,

mezzo-soprano

John Dujka, pianist

Blinn College,

Finke Recital Hall,

800 College Ave.,

Brenham Texas

Streamed on the Blinn College

You Tube channel,

Recital will include,

Excerpts from

32 American Art Songs

Music by Jeremiah Evans

January 28-29, 2023

African American

Composer Initiative

Palo Alto CA

Concert will feature,

Three Inventions

(World Premiere)

for piano solo

Deanne Tucker, pianist

&

Two Nocturnes

for soprano, violin, cello, & piano  

featuring Yolanda Rhodes, soprano

and The Picasso Ensemble 

Music by Jeremiah Evans

November 20th, 2022

7:00-8:30 PM PST

Musical Soulmates: Passion

Calvary Episcopal Church

532 Center Street,

Santa Cruz CA

Leberta Loral, soprano

Kate Alm, piano

Recital includes

selected art songs

Music by Tammy Hall,

Jeremiah Evans, 

Richard Thompson, and more.

October 23, 2022

The Picasso Ensemble

with Yolanda Rhodes, soprano

Cabrillo College, Aptos CA

Recital will Include 

Two Nocturnes (world premiere)

for soprano, violin,

cello, and piano

Music by Jeremiah Evans

 

October 13-16, 2022

25th Conference,

African American

Art Song Alliance

University of California, Irvine

Recital will Include 

April Rain Song

Music by Jeremiah Evans

July 26-30, 2022

51st Conference,

International Double

Reed Society

(IDRS),

Dr. Aaron Hill (oboe)

University of Colorado, Boulder

Recital will Include 

Three Burlesque Sketches

Music by Jeremiah Evans

April 1st, 2022

Natalie Joy Howard, soprano

with Jasmine Williams

King- Seabrook Chapel,

Houston- Tillotson University,

Austin TX,

7:30 PM

Recital will Include 

April Rain Song

Music by Jeremiah Evans

April 1st, 2022

Deyzha Gonzales, soprano

with Chester Burke Jr., piano,

Howard University,

Chadwick A. Boseman

College of Fine Arts,

Department of Music,

Lulu Vere Childers Recital Hall,

Senior Recital,

Washington D.C., 7:00 PM

Recital will Include 

April Rain Song

Music by Jeremiah Evans

February 19th & 20th, 2022

POSTPONED

African American

Composer Initiative,

Palo Alto, CA

Performing Arts Center

Eastside College Prep,

Virtual Performance Pending,

Concert will Include 

Three Inventions for piano

and Two Nocturnes for 

soprano, violin, cello, and piano

by Jeremiah Evans

October 7th-9th, 2021

College Music Society,

64th National Conference,

Dr. Liana Valente, voice,

lecture recital,

with Mrs. Ann Lee, pianist

Featuring Art Songs

by Adolphus Hailstork,

Cedric Adderley

and Jeremiah Evans

Riverside Convention Center and 

Eastman School of Music,

Rochester NY

 

September 12th at 7:30 PM2021 

Dr. Aaron Hill, oboe

Faculty Recital, 

"Pandemic Projects"

University of Nevada, Reno

A Little Shimmy, oboe solo 

by Jeremiah Evans

July 4th, 11th, and

18th at 4 PM, 2021

Calliope's Call, Boston MA

Recital includes

2021 Call for Scores Winners,

April Rain Song by Jeremiah Evans


 

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A few reviews of previous performances and recordings of my music:

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