Evelyn is a deeply reflective and collaborative composer. Her music invites dialogue, blurring the lines between performer and audience.
In keeping with her love of intimate performance settings, Evelyn writes primarily for solo and chamber ensembles, or in the context of collaboration with other artists and communities where she works. Her work has been performed all over New York City, from Leadlights Ensemble's sidewalk concerts in Washington Heights, to Bronx Arts Ensemble's October 2022 performance at Lincoln Center's Sidewalk Studio, for the Open House weekend hosted by the New York Philharmonic. Evelyn is a 2022-2023 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grantee, for her project "Uptown at 7PM," for which she created a music video of her work "7PM - 171st & Audubon" with Leadlights Ensemble, videographer Jamie Dufault, and recording engineer Mike Tierney.
Evelyn is in demand as a leader for collaborative composition workshops. In one-week project settings, she has helped a class of 60 kindergarten students write a song exploring the concept of growth, and has led a team of teaching artists and 55 children in creating a multi-faceted composition on the themes of justice and peace. In 2016, she guided students from the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s in writing about ideas of belonging for the Carnegie Hall “Somewhere Project,” and she facilitated an exchange between students from YOSL and the Very Young Composers of the New York Philharmonic in 2017. Other New York based collective composition projects include "Heights of Spring," (2019) and "Music for Strings and Community" (2020), co-led by composer and bassist Rachel Mangold with students from Orchestrating Dreams, a Washington Heights based El Sistema program. For these projects, Evelyn was awarded Creative Learning grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Every summer, Evelyn co-leads East Lake Expression Engine's annual composition project, which involves all the students (K-12, regardless of musical experience) and staff working together to write an original suite of music for orchestra, choir, and all kinds of instrumental ensembles.