Associate Professor, Area Head of Brass/Wind/PercussionEvan Feldman conducting

Evan Feldman (Associate Professor) conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band. Under his direction, the UNC Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the North Carolina Music Educators Association annual convention and the College Band Directors National Convention. He also serves as Music Director of the Triangle Wind Ensemble and the Greensboro Concert Band. As an active honor band clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor, Dr. Feldman is sought after both nationally and internationally, with recent engagements throughout the United States,  Romania, Belgium, Spain, and Tanzania. He has been described in the press as “…the real thing – a conductor with evident ensemble-building skills who knows his way around the podium…”

In 2016 Routledge Publishing released the second edition of his textbook, Instrumental Music Education, which has been adopted by university music education programs throughout the country. He is the author and host of the first MOOC (massive open online course) dedicated to conducting and rehearsal technique, to which 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 of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, David Bedford, and Adam Gorb. His writings have also 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 Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Enescu, Antonin Dvořák, Ariel Ramirez, and Sergei Prokofiev are published by Tierolff Muziekcentrale. Additionally his research on wind music has been presented at the national and international conferences of CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association), 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, 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 BA in Music from Duke University.

A native of Long Island, Dr. Feldman previously taught at Central College (Pella, IA) the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) and high school music in Hicksville, New York (Nassau County). 

  • Office: 3125 Kenan Music Building
  • Email: evanfeldman@unc.edu
  • Phone: 919-914-0212
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