Biography

Evan VanDoren is a freelance arranger, composer, and educational consultant.  As the owner of VanDoren Music, Evan is commissioned each year to create works for concert and marching ensembles.  He has arranged and orchestrated award-winning marching shows for numerous high school bands across the country.

Evan is an active clinician, presenting for Drum Corps International, the Music Educators National Convention, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and Music for All.  He regularly consults with band programs around the country.  Additionally, Evan is an active adjudicator with Bands of America, the University Interscholastic League, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.

Evan is the brass arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, from Santa Clara, California, as well as the leadership faculty of SASI Leadership, based in central Texas.

Before devoting his life to creating music, Evan was a band director at Cedar Park High School, in Cedar Park, Texas, during which time the band was awarded multiple marching state championships and national recognition.  He received a Bachelor in Music Education with Honors from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Currently, he lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife, Katie, and their dog, Cooper.

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Featured Works/Titles

  • To Dare Greatly

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Openers / Fanfares

  • Kraken

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Concert / Festival

  • Adventure Awaits

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Openers / Fanfares

  • Funeral March of a Marionette

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Marches / Galops

  • Symphony Fantastique

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Concert / Festival

  • FARANDOLE from L’ARLÉSIENNE SUITE No. 2

    By: Evan VanDoren

  • Finale from Enigma Variations

    By: Evan VanDoren

  • La Noche de los Alebrijes

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Concert / Festival

  • Scene

    By: Evan VanDoren

  • Prophetic Dances

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Programmatic

  • Into Battle!

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Concert / Festival

  • Battle Volcano

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Programmatic

  • Prelude from The Barber of Seville

    By: Evan VanDoren

  • Allegretto from Symphony No. 7

    By: Evan VanDoren

  • She Loves The Light

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Lyrical

  • Infernal Galop

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Light / Novelty

  • Infernal Galop (Orpheus In The Underworld)

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Light / Novelty

  • Adventure Awaits

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Openers / Fanfares

  • Horizons Untold

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Openers / Fanfares

  • What Lurks In The Shadows

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Light / Novelty

  • Not So Silent Night

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Holiday

  • Fanfare For The Festival Of Lights

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Holiday

  • Finale from Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Concert / Festival

  • Fanfare For A New Day

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Openers / Fanfares

  • Jingle Jam

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Holiday

  • Finale from The Barber of Seville (Woodwind Ensemble)

    By: Evan VanDoren

  • Fanfare For The Festival Of Lights

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Holiday

  • Luminosities

    By: Evan VanDoren

    Concert / Festival

  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations

    By: Evan VanDoren