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Jeremiah Evans

b. 1978

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Jeremiah Evans (b. 1978) is an eclectic composer of contemporary classical music which has been performed nationally, internationally, and most notably, included in RISING on Warner Classics/ Erato which was nominated for "Best Classical Solo Vocal Album" at the 66th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, CA. The album featured international opera sensation, Lawrence Brownlee and pianist, Kevin J. Miller.

His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The 16th London New Wind Festival, South Africa's National Arts Festival, Princeton University Concerts, The Celebrity Series of Boston, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and The Dallas Opera's Titus Art Song Series. His music has also been performed at conferences including those held by the International Double Reed Society, The College Music Society, The National Federation of Music Clubs, and The African American Art Song Alliance.

His songs have been included in concert programming described by The Boston Globe as "powerful". Also, his songs have been described by The Washington Classical Review as having "...surprising twists, as well as a pleasing melodic style", while some of his piano music has been described as being inspired by "urban sounds", having "jazzy inflections", and "an Impressionist milkiness" by The New York Times. He has been included among "consummate melodists" by OperaWire.

He has been recognized as a finalist-composer in The New York City Contemporary Music Symposium at Columbia University (Three Inventions for piano) and winner of the Locrian Chamber Players' annual call for scores in New York City (Five Pages from a City Journal for piano). His art songs have been selected as winning compositions in calls for scores of Calliope's Call in Boston, MA and Opera Contempo in Salt Lake City, UT. His solo wind music has won calls for scores including those of the 16th London New Wind Festival and reNEW Music, Reno, NV.

His songs are listed in Thomas Hampson's Song of America and he has been a guest composer at the University of Michigan School of Music. His music has been broadcast over WRR, Classical 101.1 FM in Dallas, TX and Revolution Per Minute, hosted by pianist, Sarah Cahill, KALW in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently resides in his hometown of Dallas, TX.

Jeremiah Evans

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