Evan Tegley is an oboist who has discovered his musical home within the welcoming community of Great Falls, Montana. He is honored to lend his skills as the Principal Oboe of the Great Falls Symphony and as a member of the Chinook Winds ensemble.
On his musical journey, Evan had the privilege of introducing Roxanna Panufnik's moving composition, "Letters from Burma," to North American audiences in collaboration with the Montgomery Philharmonic. He has also had the pleasure of performing alongside esteemed artists like Weird Al Yankovic and The Who in his capacity as Principal Oboe.
Evident in his recorded performances, Evan's dedication to his craft shines, particularly on the CD "Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble Richard Strauss: The Happy Workshop – 1945 & Serenade Op.7 – 1881," where his oboe voice resonates.
A passionate collaborator, Evan partnered with flutist Jessica Schury to establish Duo Sonation—a flute and oboe duo that explores new musical horizons. With the help of pianist William Davidson, their journey led to the captivating debut of Joseph Foster Harkins' piece, "Which Way the Water," in a flute, oboe, and piano trio performance in May 2022.
Evan's pursuit of musical growth led him to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University under the guidance of James Austin Smith. He is grateful for the mentorship he received during his Master of Music studies at Carnegie Mellon University with Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and his Bachelor of Music studies at Boise State University with Jeanne Belfy.
Born in Nebraska, Evan finds solace in a quiet life spent with his two cats, and he enjoys exploring various types of mosses. Through his ongoing commitment to music, Evan Tegley aspires to contribute to the beauty and depth of the oboe's voice in the world of orchestral and chamber music, now firmly rooted in the heart of Great Falls.