Evan McCreary





Jazz, Classical, Rock, Funk


Bachelor of Music, Percussion – Youngstown State University

Evan McCreary is a Graduate of Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance in the Fall of 2019.

At YSU, Evan studied under the direction of Dr. Glenn Schaft and Ed Davis. He has served as principal player and section leader of the Wind Ensemble, Dana Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Band. Evan has also performed with Jazz Ensemble 2, Jazz Combo, The Marching Pride, Basketball Pep Band, Chamber Orchestra, and the Percussion Ensemble.

While studying at Dana, Evan has performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC (2015),  The Ohio Music Education Association Conference (2018),  The International Horn Symposium (2018), and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2018).

In addition to private lessons, Evan has experience coaching rock bands, jazz combos,  youth orchestra percussion sections, high school drumlines/front ensembles, college drumlines/front ensembles, youth drum circles, and high school percussion ensembles.

Evan’s students have gone on to earn Superior Ratings at OMEA High School Solo and Ensemble, as well as OMEA High School Marching Band Competitions.

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