Evan Fraser holds his Master of Music degree in Flute Performance and a Master of Arts in Music Theory from the University of Minnesota, as well as his Bachelor of Music from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. He has served as a concerto soloist with the Mostly Modern Orchestra and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in a wide array of ensembles such as Opera on the Lake, A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy, American Modern Ensemble, and the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra.
As a performer, Evan focuses his energies on both contemporary and historical performance, having given recitals on both Baroque and Modern flutes dedicated to composers as disparate as JS Bach and Salvatore Sciarrino. He hopes that his flute playing may serve as a voice of change by bringing conviction, artistry, and beauty to a wide variety of repertoires from the most well-known standards to the yet-to-be discovered treasures.
As a teacher, Evan maintains that whether a student wishes to perform in Carnegie Hall or in their living room, they should feel a meaningful connection to any music undertaken in lessons and beyond. All of the elements of flute playing, from the rudiments of playing to the techniques needed for the most challenging repertoire, are opportunities to create expression and provide more beauty to the world. Through mindful exploration of flute playing, music theory, and much more, Evan hopes to encourage a lifelong understanding and love of making music in all of his students.