News & ReviewsIntroducing A Fall Tapestry guest artist: Evan Sankey
November 22, 2015
Evan Sankey grew up in Houston, Texas where he began playing the trombone at the beginning of his 6th grade year. Evan is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelorís degree in Music Performance and a Masters of Music degree with a related field in Early Music. He is currently the trombone graduate teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin working on the Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Dr. Nathaniel Brickens. Evan was a finalist for three consecutive years in the Larry Wiehe International Trombone Competition (a competition devoted to the legacy of Arthur Pryor) and has performed Pryorís works at the International Trombone Festival in Austin, TX in 2010, Nashville, TN in 2011, and Paris, France in 2012. In the spring of 2012, Evan was a featured soloist performing Pryorís Loveís Enchantment with the San Jacinto College Central Brass Band. In the spring of 2013, he performed the 1st movement of the Concerto pour Trombone et Orchestre by Henri Tomasi with the UNT Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the UNT concerto competition. Evan has also performed as part of a trombone sextet featuring Jeremy Wilson, Associate Professor of Trombone at Vanderbilt University and former trombonist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera, and the Maniacal 4, a professional trombone quartet from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Evan has been a member of the UNT Wind Symphony, UNT Symphony Orchestra, the UT Wind Ensemble, the UT Symphony Orchestra, and can be heard performing on the Jeanne Inc., GIA, and Klavier labels.