Evan Mack is the composer and librettist of Angel of the Amazon which premiered in May 2011 by Encompass New Opera Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City and has been released worldwide by Albany Records. Since then, he teamed up with librettist, Joshua McGuire to write The Secret of Luca, which premiered by Fresno State Opera Theatre in 2014. Their next collaboration, Roscoe, is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy. It will premiere in August at the Seagle Music Colony, followed by an in-concert performance by the Albany Symphony Orchestra starring Met Opera Star, Deboarh Voigt in October. Mack and McGuire just completed Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena, a children'a opera in one-act. It will premiere this November to thousands of children by Fresno State Opera Theatre.
As a composer, he has produced five full musicals. His Choral Suite, Langston Hughes’ Dream of Freedom is a Selection Winner of the National Association of Composers, San Francisco and the UCM New Music Festival, and is published by Hal Leonard. Hailed as “the Springtime Nutcracker,” Mack’s Pinocchio, premiered in the Charleston Civic Center by the Charleston Ballet. His work for Two Pianos, “American Groove” has been by the “Westhuizen Duo” all across the United States and South Africa throughout 2011, and was a Selection Winner for the SCI Regional Conference in 2010, premiering in Greensboro, NC. His choir piece, Of Fire and Form, commissioned by the WV chapter of the ACDA premiered in February, 2011 at the Clay Center in Charleston WV and is currently on tour with the Marshall University Chamber Choir. His micro-operas have received numerous performances. Beach and Moan, won Atlanta Opera's 24-hour Opera Project in 2013 and #IsOperaDead-the first opera for Twitter, premiered in 2015.
Mack has been making waves in the opera world. Opera News called his work, "rousing...in the realm of Barber, Menotti, and Carlise Flloyd...a worthy contemporay opera." The NY Daily News hailed his opera as, "Amazing!"
As a pianist, Evan has performed in the Kentucky Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony Chamber Players, the Dayton Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; including a performance in Carnegie Hall. He performed live for the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center
Evan has studied with Michael Chertock of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Michael Slayton, and Dr. Stan Link. He's participated in master classes by George Crumb, Seymour Lipkin, Emanuel Ax, and James Tocco.
He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Assistant Professor of music at Skidmore College