Guest Artist: Evan Sankey with SJCC Brass Band, April 24
Guest Artist: Evan Sankey, April 24
The Brass Band, under the direction of Dr. Karen Marston, will present a spring program featuring guest artist Evan Sankey, finalist in the 2012 Weihe Competition (International Trombone Association). Sankey, a masters student at the University of North Texas and a student of Jan Kagarice, will join the Brass Band as a soloist on Arthur Pryor’sLove’s Enchantment, the piece he will also perform this summer in Paris during the final round of the Weihe.
Sankey began playing trombone in the Houston area and was invited to perform with the Honor Band of America as a senior in high school. Evan was accepted to the University of North Texas’ College of Music to continue his musical training. He has had numerous opportunities to perform with some of the most elite collegiate ensembles in the north texas area including the UNT Wind Symphony and the UNT Symphony Orchestra. In the Spring of 2010, Evan performed Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” with the UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas to critical acclaim. He has made numerous recordings with the North Texas Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra for GIA Publications, Klavier, and Jeanne, Inc. Mr. Sankey has earned Honorable Mention in the 2010 and 2011 International Trombone Association Quartet Competition and the Audience Choice award in the 2010 Courtois Trombone Competition. Evan has been named a finalist in the Larry Wiehe International Trombone Competition in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and has performed Arthur Pryor’s works in Austin, TX, Denton, TX, and Nashville, TN. This summer, Evan will be traveling to Paris to compete in the 2012 Wiehe Competition. Mr. Sankey teaches private lessons in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and is a freelance musician as well.
Also on the program: Reed’s exuberant “Symphony for Brass and Percussion,” Camphouse’s tribute to the late Chicago Symphony trumpeter Vincent Chicowicz titled “Legacy,” and an arrangement of Chance’s “Incantation and Dance.”
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00pm, Slocomb Auditorium, SJCC