Evan VanDoren

Brass Arranger/Composer

Evan VanDoren

Evan VanDoren is a freelance arranger & composer, and currently serves as the brass arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard. He has been actively involved in the drum corps community since 2001, including serving on the brass faculties of the Blue Stars, the Madison Scouts, and in recent years, the Carolina Crown.

In addition to arranging and orchestrating award-winning shows for marching ensembles, Evan is regularly commissioned to create works for the concert stage. His growing catalog of compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions, published by RWS Music, continue to receive widespread recognition. Evan is honored to have music performed on some of music education’s largest stages, including the Texas Music Educators Convention and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

Evan is an active clinician, and has presented for Drum Corps International, the Music Educators National Convention, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and Music for All. He regularly consults with band programs around the country. Additionally, Evan is an active adjudicator with Bands of America, the University Interscholastic League, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Evan enjoys working as a leadership facilitator for SASI Leadership, based in Austin, Texas.

Previously, Evan was a band director at Cedar Park High School, in Cedar Park, Texas, during which time the band was awarded multiple marching state championships and national recognition. He received a Bachelor in Music Education with Honors from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Currently, he lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife, Katie, and their dog, Cooper.

To learn more about Evan and hear more of his music, visit www.VanDoren-Music.com!

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