Jochen McEvoy is a rising Conductor, Music Educator, and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Jochen is a passionate champion for the diverse canon of art music as well as the pursuit of an optimal education in Music. He will be entering his first year in the Master’s program at the University of North Texas where he is a conducting student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon, with additional mentoring from Dennis Fisher and Dr. Nicholas Williams.
Prior to coming to Denton, Jochen spent three years teaching at West High School in the Columbus City School district. Under his direction, the music department saw a significant improvement in both the quantity of the students and quality of the band program. He recently took his students to OMEA Large Group Contest and Solo and Ensemble receiving superior and excellent ratings.
While at Bowling Green, Jochen studied the Concert Saxophone with Distinguished Artist-Professor Dr. John Sampen and the Jazz Saxophone under Mr. David Bixler. As a chamber musician, he was apart of the Gigi Saxophone Quartet which won first prize in the Douglas Wayland Chamber Competition and were featured performers throughout the Northwest Ohio region. He was also featured as the top Soloist at the Ohio State University Jazz Conference as well as a semifinalist in the BGSU Concerto Competition. In addition to his studies in Saxophone, Jochen also studied Conducting under Emily Freeman Brown, Bruce Moss, Kenneth Thompson, and Andrew Trachsel.
As a conductor, He was also a participant in the 2016 Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsing Workshop held by Mr. Jerry Junkin at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. He has also has been an assistant conductor with the Dublin Wind Symphony in Dublin, OH for the past four seasons.
Jochen is a member of the National Band Association, Ohio Music Educators Association, NAfME, North American Saxophone Alliance, and Technology in Music Education (TI:ME), and has presented at the Ohio Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference (2018) and The Midwest Clinic (2018).