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Dr. David Evans

Dr. David Evans

Dr. David Evans, Music History 870-230-5529

BME, Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State University)
MM, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
DM, Indiana University

David H. Evans was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He began playing the clarinet at age eleven. As a teen, he became enamored of Pete Fountain and Benny Goodman and spent the next several years driving his parents to distraction buying clarinet paraphernalia; reeds; mouthpieces; instruments; music; and, of course lessons. After graduating from Brentwood High School, he attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) where he received the Bachelor of Music in Education (BME) degree in 1971.

He then headed to New York where he became a clarinetist in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. While there, he studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Alex Williams, Charles Russo, and Peter Simenauer. Following his tour of duty with the army, he completed the MM degree at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and the DMus degree in clarinet from Indiana University.

Dr. Evans began teaching in 1975. He has taught music in the public schools of Illinois and Kansas and has taught at the college level since 1982. He has held positions in Nebraska, Georgia, Missouri, and North Carolina before coming to Henderson State University in 1999.





 “The undergraduate education in music that I received from Henderson has changed my life by opening doors for me both educationally and professionally. It prepared me for success by giving me the tools necessary to be a successful music educator. My BME achieved at Henderson afforded me opportunities for success in graduate and post graduate studies as well as professional advancement in addition to allowing my family and me the employment and thus financial security that is so precarious today without such educational opportunities. I am grateful to Henderson State University.”

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