Position: Director of Athletic Bands; Senior Coordinator, Conservatory Recruitment; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Conducting
Location: Cooley Hall, Room 311
Employed Since: 2022
B.A., Georgia State University; M.M., University of California, Los Angeles; D.M.A, University of Minnesota
Fields of Expertise:
- Music Education
- Drill Writing
Shaun Evans is the Director of Athletic Bands at Shenandoah University, where he guides all aspects of the athletic band program and teaches marching band, pep band, and conducting. Evans holds a doctoral degree in conducting from the University of Minnesota. He received a master of music degree in conducting at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor of arts degree at Georgia State University. His career began as a band director in Cobb County, Georgia, at Harrison High School. He currently lives in Stephenson, Virginia, with his wife, Hannah, sons Elias and Lincoln, and two dogs.
Evans is a strong advocate for music education. He works with high schools and colleges across the country as a guest conductor, clinician, arranger, and drill writer. He is published as part of GIAs Teaching Through Performance in Band series. Evans is a charter member of the Nu Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and an honorary member of the Alpha Iota chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. He maintains active memberships in College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, Virginia Music Educators Association, Performing Arts Medicine Association, and World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.
“I look forward to making history at Shenandoah University as we prepare the foundation for the inaugural season of the marching band in fall 2022.”