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Dr Clifton J Evans

Associate Professor, Music
Last Updated: July 27, 2021
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Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Orchestra, Conducting, Chamber Music

Biography

Biography

Dr. Clifton Evans currently serves as Director of Orchestras, Associate Professor of Music, Graduate Advisor, and String Area Coordinator at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Evans has enjoyed a conducting career that has taken him to Hong Kong, England, China, Austria, the Czech Republic and throughout the United States. Highly sought after as a clinician and lecturer, Dr. Evans has conducted numerous Region Orchestras and Bands and given multiple lectures on conducting and rehearsal technique.

In addition to his duties as a professor at UTA, Dr. Evans maintains an active schedule at summer festivals, conventions, and workshops. For six years, he conducted the Fargason concerts for the Texas Music Teachers Association, which featured concerto competition winners selected from across the state of Texas. He also conducted the prestigious American Festival for the Arts Conservatory Orchestra in Houston numerous times and has been invited back for the 2019 season. In the summers of 2010, 2013, and 2017, he presented conducting workshops and other lectures at the state convention for the Texas Orchestra Directors Association in San Antonio. Each summer at UTA, he serves as Executive Director and a faculty member of the Texas Conducting Workshop, a program he founded together with the string faculty, and Summer Strings, a camp that hosts roughly 400 students from throughout the DFW Metroplex.

Dr. Evans’ previous positions include Artistic Director of the Arlington Youth Symphony, Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music for the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Music Director for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston, Conductor for the Houston Youth Symphony, and Music Director and Conductor of the Houston Civic Symphony. He currently maintains professional memberships in TMEA, TODA, Conductors Guild, and Mu Omicron. He is an honorary member of the Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi chapters at UTA and also served as the faculty advisor to the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter for 5 years. He resides in Arlington with his wife, Christy, and their children.

Education

Education

    • 2001 DMA in Orchestra Conducting
      Univ Houston Main Campus
    • 1997 MM in Orchestra Conducting
      The University of Texas at Austin
    • 1995 BM in Applied Music, Percussion, cum laude
      The University of Texas at Austin

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2007 to Present Director of Orchestras/Associate Professor
      Music, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Director of Orchestras at UT Arlington
    • Sept 2012 to May 2018 Artistic Director
      Arlington Youth Symphony (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Artistic Director for Youth Orchestra in Arlington, TX
    • Sept 2003 to May 2007 Music Director and Conductor
      Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston (Houston, TX, United States)
      Music Director and Conductor for company devoted to production of G&S operas.
    • Sept 2000 to May 2007 Conductor
      Houston Youth Symphony (Houston, TX, United States)
      Conductor for Youth Symphony.
    • Sept 2000 to May 2007 Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music
      High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, TX, United States)
      Taught orchestra and chamber music at a Magnet School for the Arts
    • Sept 2000 to May 2004 Music Director and Conductor
      Houston Civic Symphony (Houston, TX, United States)
      Music Director and Conductor for amateur orchestra in Houston.

Memberships

    • Feb 2016 to Present Mu Omicron
      Honorary Orchestra Director Organization
    • Sept 2010 to Present Texas Orchestra Directors Association
      Orchestra Directors from Texas
    • Sept 2000 to Present Texas Music Educators Association
      Music Educators in Texas

Awards and Honors

    •  2021 Nominee for CoLA Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty sponsored by College of Liberal Arts-UT Arlington
    •  2020 Nominee for President's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by President's Office at UT Arlington
    • Feb  2019 Nominee for Outstanding Academic Advisor sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Feb  2017 Nominee for Outstanding Academic Advisor sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Apr  2016 Faculty Creative Works Exhibit Honoree sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Feb  2016 Elected to Honor Society of Texas Orchestra Directors sponsored by Mu Omicron
    • Feb  2016 Nominee for Outstanding Academic Advisor sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Apr  2015 Faculty Creative Works Exhibit Honoree sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Apr  2014 Faculty Creative Works Exhibit Honoree sponsored by UT Arlington

Presentations

    • February  2020
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Inservice on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique to RISD", Richardson Independent School Districts, Garland High School. (February 17, 2020).
    • August  2018
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Inservice on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique to MISD", Mesquite and Garland Independent School Districts, Garland High School. (August 14, 2018).
    • October  2017
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Presentation on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique", Santa Fe, New Mexico. (October 22, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Texas Orchestra Directors Association Convention". (July 21, 2017).
    • June  2017
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Sam Houston State University String Pedagogy Workshop", Sam Houston State University. (June 26, 2017).
    • November  2016
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Texas Future Music Educators Chapter Klein High School", Martin High School. (November 2, 2016).
    • August  2016
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Inservice on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique for Arlington ISD". (August 16, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Presented Inservice on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique to McKinney ISD". (January 4, 2016).
    • October  2015
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Presented Inservice on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique for Fort Worth ISD". (October 12, 2015).
    • February  2014
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Presented Inservice on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique for Plano ISD". (February 17, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Presented Inservice on Rehearsal and Conducting Technique for Fort Bend ISD". (January 7, 2014).
    • October  2013
      Evans, CliftonJ, "All Region Boot Camp", Downing Middle School. (October 5, 2013).
    • July  2013
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Texas Orchestra Directors Association Convention". (July 24, 2013).
    • November  2011
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Pre Concert lecture for Holland Symphony Orchestra Concert", DeWitt Auditorium. (November 12, 2011).
    • November  2011
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Concert Preview for Holland Symphony Orchestra", Freedom Village. (November 10, 2011).
    • May  2011
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Texas Future Music Educators Chapter Martin High School", Martin High School. (May 17, 2011).
    • April  2011
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Texas Future Music Educators Chapter Martin High School". (April 1, 2011).
    • February  2011
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fireside Chat Series", UT Arlington. (February 20, 2011).
    • July  2010
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Texas Orchestra Directors Association Convention". (July 31, 2010).
    • July  2010
      Evans, CliftonJ, "The Missing Link- The Conncection Between Score Study and Rehearsal Technique". (July 30, 2010).
    • April  2007
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Conducting the Dedicated Amateur-My Work with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston", Emerson United Church. (April 10, 2007).
    • August  2006
      Evans, CliftonJ, "Inservice for all music teachers in the district", Spring Branch ISD. (August 14, 2006).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Other
      (Music)
      Recital Hearing Committee Member
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Lorena Ferrer Maldonado, (Music)
    • May 2020
      Other
      (Music)
      Recital Hearing Committee Member
    • Apr 2019
      Other
      (Music)
      Recital Hearing Committee Member
    • Oct 2017
      Other

      Recital Hearing Committee Member
    • Apr 2017
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      (Music)
    • 2016
      Other

      Recital Hearing Committee Member
    • 2015
      Other

      Recital Hearing Committee Member
    • 2015
      Supervised Teaching Activity
      Supervised Teaching Internships (Music)
    • Nov 2015
      Undergraduate Capstone/Senior Project
      Jacy Pederson, Committee Member (Music)
    • 2014
      Other

      Recital Hearing Committee Member
    • 2014
      Supervised Teaching Activity
      Supervised Teaching Internships (Music)

Courses

      • MUSI 0126-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5012-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 113706)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MUSI 5112-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 111390)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5393-002 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-002 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MUSI 5011-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 113705)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 4188-001 ADVANCED CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 113572)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5393-041 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-002 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5011-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 113705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5355-001 REHEARSAL TECHNIQUES
        (Course Id: 105844)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MUSI 0126-004 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5393-002 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-004 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5393-041 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-004 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5393-002 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 4291-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105787)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE IN MUSIC
        (Topic: Orchestral Conducting Lessons | Course Id: 105827)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5393-040 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5355-001 REHEARSAL TECHNIQUES
        (Course Id: 105844)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-001 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5391-040 CONFERENCE COURSE IN MUSIC
        (Topic: Orchestral conducting | Course Id: 105851)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-001 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5112)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5112-001 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 111390 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0126)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5393-003 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 5191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE IN MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105827)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 5393-041 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 5191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE IN MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105827)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 1300-001 MUSIC APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 105637)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2016
      • MUSI 5393-002 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 5393-041 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MUSI 1300-001 MUSIC APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 105637)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2015
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 5191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE IN MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105827)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 1300-001 MUSIC APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 105637)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2014
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 0128)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579 | Xlist Coursepre: MUSI | Xlist Coursenum: 5111)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MUSI 1300-001 MUSIC APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 105637)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2013
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MUSI 5393-040 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Topic: Orchestral Conducting | Course Id: 105758)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 5391-040 CONFERENCE COURSE IN MUSIC
        (Topic: Wind literature | Course Id: 105851)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 1300-001 MUSIC APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 105637)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2012
      • MUSI 5393-002 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MUSI 5393-040 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1300-001 MUSIC APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 105637)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2011
      • MUSI 5393-003 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5393-040 CONDUCTING
        (Course Id: 105853)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 1300-001 MUSIC APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 105637)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 5353-040 PROJECT IN MUSIC EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 105842)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MUSI 4191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105758)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MUSI 5191-040 CONFERENCE COURSE IN MUSIC
        (Topic: Indep Study | Course Id: 105827)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MUSI 3308-002 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING I
        (Course Id: 110773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MUSI 0128-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 105579)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MUSI 5111-001 ORCHESTRA
        (Course Id: 111118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Jan 2018 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Summer Strings Camp
      Executive Director and Faculty for Summer Strings
    • Sept 2016 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Texas Conducting Workshop
      Executive Director and Faculty of Summer workshop for orchestra conductors
    • 2013 to  Present Program Organizer
      Department of Music Concerto Competition
      Presided over annual concerto competition, including arranging for area competitions, arranging judges for competition finals, and supervising the performance of the winners in the February concert.
    • 2013 to  Present Workshop Organizer
      String Area All-State Workshop
    • Sept 2007 to  Present Committee Member
      Advisory Council to the Chair
    • Sept 2007 to  Present Coordinator
      String Area
    • Sept 2020 to  May 2021 Committee Chair
      Associate Chair Periodic Review Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  May 2021 Committee Member
      Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion
    • Sept 2009 to  May 2020 Chairperson
      Graduate Committee
    • Sept 2009 to  Sept 2019 Faculty Advisor
      Department of Music
      Serve as Graduate Advisor for the Music Department
    • Sept 2007 to  Sept 2019 Committee Member
      Recruiting and Retention Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Mar 2019 Committee Member
      Search Committee Musicology Assistant Professor
    • Sept 2017 to  May 2018 Committee Chair
      Comprehensive Periodic Evaluation Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  May 2018 Chairperson
      Research Enhancement Proposal Committee
    • Sept 2014 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      ACES Steering Committee
    • Sept 2016 to  May 2017 Committee Member
      Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion
    • Sept 2016 to  May 2017 Committee Chair
      Chair Periodic Review Committee
    • 2014 to  2016 Program Coordinator
      Texas Chamber Music Institute
      Executive Director and Faculty of Summer workshop for high school students participating in chamber music
    • Sept 2015 to  May 2016 Chairperson
      Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion
    • Sept 2014 to  May 2015 Committee Member
      Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion
    • Sept 2013 to  May 2014 Committee Member
      Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion
    • Sept 2009 to  May 2014 Faculty Advisor
      Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
      Faculty Advisor for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
    • Apr 2014 to  Apr 2014
      Peer Observer
      Observed Jack Unzicker teaching MUSI 1245-004
    • Nov 2013 to  Nov 2013
      Peer Observer
      Observed Karen Kenaston-French teaching A Cappella Choir (MUSI 0104)

Service to the Profession

    • Mar 2020 to  Mar 2020
      Adjudicator (Las Vegas, NV,
      Clark County School District
      Judged High School Orchestra Competition involving 39 orchestras over 2 days.
    • Feb 2020 to  Feb 2020
      Clinician (Boise, ID,
      Orchestra Clinics on National level
      5 clinics in the Boise Area, Recruiting meetings
    • Sept 2019 to  Feb 2020
      Clinician
      Orchestra Clinics on Metroplex level
      35 hours of performance clinics provided at 15 different schools in Metroplex area
    • Past to  Jan 2020
      Adjudicator (Allen, TX,
      Allen Philharmonic
      Judge for Concerto Competition
    • Nov 2019 to  Nov 2019
      Clinician
      Orchestra Clinics on State level
      Clinic for Westwood High School Orchestra in Round Rock
    • Mar 2019 to  Apr 2019
      Clinician
      Orchestra Clinics on State level
      Over 14 hours of performance clinics provided at 6 different schools in Houston area
    • Past to  Feb 2019
      Adjudicator (Houston, TX,
      Klein Independent School District
      Judged Solo and Ensemble Competition
    • Sept 2018 to  Feb 2019
      Clinician
      Orchestra Clinics on Metroplex level
      36.5 hours of performance clinics provided at 14 different schools in Metroplex area
    • Past to  Jan 2019
      Adjudicator (Allen, TX,
      Allen Philharmonic
      Judge for Concerto Competition
    • 2012 to  2018
      Officer, Secretary
      Arlington Youth Symphony
      Secretary on Board of Directors
    • Past to  Dec 2018
      Adjudicator (Tyler, TX,
      East Texas Youth Symphony Orchestra
      Judge for Concerto Competition
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018
      Clinician (Santa Fe, NM, USA)
      Multiple Schools and Santa Fe Youth Symphony
      Performance clinics at Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Santa Fe High School, Capital High School, and Ortiz Middle School
    • Oct 2017 to  May 2018
      Clinician
      Orchestra Clinics on State level
      Over 17 hours of performance clinics provided at 7 different schools in Houston area
    • Past to  Apr 2018
      Adjudicator (Plano, TX,
      Plano Independent School District East Cluster Solo and Ensemble Competition
    • Past to  Mar 2018
      Clinician (Arlington, TX,
      Cottage Grove High School Orchestra (Minnesota)
      Minnesota orchestra taking a tour through Dallas asked me to provide a clinic for them.
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Adjudicator (Harlingen, TX, United States)
      Region XVIII University Interscholastic League Orchestra Competition
    • Past to  Mar 2018
      Adjudicator (Arlington, TX,
      Arlington High School Orchestra Concerto Competition
    • Past to  Jan 2018
      Adjudicator (Allen, TX,
      Allen Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition
    • Past to  Jan 2018
      Adjudicator (Plano, TX,
      Plano Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition
    • Past to  2017
      Adjudicator
      Texas Orchestra Directors Association
      Judged the Composition Contest for the Texas Orchestra Directors Association
    • Sept 2013 to  Apr 2017
      Clinician
      Orchestra Clinics on Metroplex level
      Multiple Clinics provided throughout Metroplex (See CV for comprehensive list)
    • Sept 2013 to  Apr 2017
      Clinician
      Orchestra Clinics on State level
      Multiple Clinics provided throughout state (See CV for comprehensive list)
    • Past to  2016
      Adjudicator (Plano, TX,
      Plano Independent School District East Cluster Solo and Ensemble Competition
    • Past to  2016
      Adjudicator
      Plano Symphony Orchestra
      Judged Concerto Competition
    • Past to  2016
      Adjudicator
      Schmidbauer Young Artists Concerto Competition
      Judged Concerto Competition
    • Past to  2016
      External Reviewer
      Stephen F. Austin State University
      Reviewed Dr. Gene Moon's Dossier for Promotion to Associate Professor
    • Past to  2016
      Adjudicator
      The Arts Council Alliance Artist Residency Fund
      Judged grant proposals for TACA Artist Residency Fund.
    • Past to  Feb 2016
      Adjudicator (Houston, TX,
      Klein Independent School District
      Judged Solo and Ensemble Competition
    • Past to  2015
      Committee Member (Fort Worth, TX,
      Bayard Friedman Award for Teaching Excellence
      Member of award committee
    • Past to  2015
      Adjudicator (Plano, TX,
      Plano Independent School District East Cluster Solo and Ensemble Competition
    • Past to  2015
      Adjudicator (Plano, TX, United States)
      Region XXV University Interscholastic League Orchestra Competition
    • Past to  2015
      Committee Member (Dallas, TX,
      The Arts Council Alliance
      The Arts Council Alliance Bowdon and Embrey Family Foundations Artists Residency Fund Award Committee
    • Past to  2014
      Committee Member (Fort Worth, TX,
      Bayard Friedman Award for Teaching Excellence
      Member of award committee
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer, Textbook
      Oxford University Press
      Reviewed completed manuscript of “Take Note: An Introduction to Music Through Active Listening” by Robin Wallace (Oxford University Press)
    • Past to  2013
      Adjudicator (Allen, TX, United States)
      Allen Independent School District Orchestra Festival
    • 2013 to  2013
      Reviewer, Book
      Oxford University Press
      Reviewed completed manuscript of “Baton Basics: Communicating Music through Gesture” by Diane Wittry
    • Past to  2013
      Adjudicator (Carrollton, TX, United States)
      Region XXIV University Interscholastic League Orchestra Competition
    • Jan 2013 to  Jan 2013
      Reviewer of Book Proposal
      Oxford University Press

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Mar 2017 to  May 2018
      Committee Member (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Jennifer Lemin Memorial Scholarship Award Committee

Live Performances

Live Performances

  • 2020
    • Mar 2020
      University
      Mainstage Theatre, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2020
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Jan 2020
      State
      Coronado High School, Lubbock, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
  • 2019
    • Dec 2019
      Local
      Allen Independent School District Performing Arts Center, Allen, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2019
      State
      Lake Travis High School, Austin, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2019
      State
      Round Rock Performing Arts Center, Round Rock, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2019
      Local
      W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy, Dallas, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2019
      University
      Texas Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2019
      State
      High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • May 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Mar 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Mar 2019
      University
      Mainstage Theatre, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2019
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
  • 2018
    • Dec 2018
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2018
      National
      Austin, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2018
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2018
      National
      James H. Clark Auditorium, Conway, AR
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2018
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2018
      University
      Texas Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • May 2018
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2018
      Local
      Cover Rehearsal
      Mesquite, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2018
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2018
      State
      Woodlands United Methodist Church, Woodlands, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Mar 2018
      Mainstage Theatre, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2018
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2018
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
  • 2017
    • Dec 2017
      State
      Baylor University, Waco, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Dec 2017
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2017
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2017
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2017
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2017
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2017
      State
      University of Houston, Houston, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • May 2017
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2017
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Mar 2017
      Mainstage Theatre, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2017
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Jan 2017
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Jan 2017
      Local
      Arlington High School, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
  • 2016
    • Dec 2016
      Local
      Eaton High School, Fort Worth, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Dec 2016
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2016
      Local
      Arborlawn United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2016
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2016
      Local
      W.T. White High School, Dallas, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2016
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2016
      National
      Lassiter High School, Atlanta, GA
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2016
      State
      University of Houston, Houston, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • May 2016
      Local
      Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • May 2016
      State
      Woodlands United Methodist Church, Woodlands, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2016
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2016
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Mar 2016
      Mainstage Theatre, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2016
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2016
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
  • 2015
    • Nov 2015
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2015
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2015
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2015
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2015
      University
      Texas Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2015
      State
      St. John's School, Houston, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • May 2015
      Local
      Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2015
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2015
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Mar 2015
      Mainstage Theatre, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2015
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2015
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Jan 2015
      State
      Atascocita High School, Humble, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
  • 2014
    • Dec 2014
      Local
      Richardson High School, Richardson, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2014
      State
      Seven Lakes High School, Katy, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2014
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2014
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2014
      Local
      Mansfield Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2014
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Sept 2014
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • July 2014
      State
      Jones Hall, Houston, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • May 2014
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2014
      University
      Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Apr 2014
      Local
      Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2014
      Mainstage Theatre, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2014
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Feb 2014
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Jan 2014
      Local
      Western Hills High School, Fort Worth, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
  • 2013
    • Dec 2013
      National
      McCormick Place-Midwest Clinic, Chicago, IL
      Clifton J Evans
    • Dec 2013
      Local
      Liberty High School, Frisco, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2013
      State
      Cy-Ranch High School Auditorium, Houston, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2013
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Nov 2013
      Local
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2013
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans
    • Oct 2013
      University
      Irons Recital Hall, Arlington, TX, United States
      Clifton J Evans

Other Creative Activities

Other Creative Activities

  • 2007
    • Recording
      • 2007
        HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2002
    • Recording
      • 2002
        Ther Sorcerer, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 1996
    • Recording
      • 1996
        Techniques of Orchestration

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]