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December, 21, 2022
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM


375 AB


High School Concert Band


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Evan Rogovin

Performer Details

Performer Bio Synopsis

The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts offers concentrations in communications, dance, music, theatre and visual arts, with admission decided only by an applicant’s talent and only through an audition process. Graduates are consistently accepted at the top colleges and universities. Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts was founded in 1989 as the premiere arts high school in the School District of Palm Beach County, the nation's eleventh largest school district, which serves a county geographically larger than Rhode Island or Delaware. Located on the historic Central Schools campus in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, this Choice Program school accepts students from all public and private middle and high schools in the county based upon a competitive audition process. With a current enrollment of 1,400 students, the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts offers its students intensive study within their art area and a rigorous college preparatory academic curriculum. The innovative program has led to the school receiving a multitude of awards and recognitions on all levels, local to international. The DSOA Band was founded by Director Randy Sonntag, who is a member of the Florida Bandmasters' Association Hall of Fame. Following Mr. Sonntag, the band program continued to grow under the tremendous leadership of Wayne A. Miller. Mr. Miller retired in 2010, and Mr. Evan Rogovin was hired to be the school's third band director in the program's history. The DSOA band curriculum consists of two Jazz Ensembles, two Concert Bands, multiple chamber, percussion ensemble & Jazz combo courses. DSOA Ensembles have been named Savannah Swing Central Champions, Essentially Ellington Finalists, and have performed at the Music For All National Concert Band Festival, the CBDNA Southern Division Conference and have been featured at the Florida Music Educators Association All-State Clinic & Conference. Supported by The School of the Arts Foundation Incorporated, students are able to study privately and in small sections with some of the finest musicians in the south Florida music community.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Wind Ensemble

Conductor's Bio

Mr. Evan Rogovin is in his 12th year as Director of Bands at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and 28th as a music educator. DSOA bands and ensembles have garnered numerous accolades under his direction. In 2015, the Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the Florida Music Educators Association President’s Concert, kicking off the FMEA All-State Clinic and Conference. In the Spring of 2016, the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensembles performed at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival and Sandy Feldstein Percussion Festival in Indianapolis. In February of 2018, the DSOA Wind Ensemble, after a blind audition, was a featured ensemble at the Collegiate Band Directors’ National Association Southern Division Conference in Tampa, Florida. Prior to taking the helm at Dreyfoos, Mr. Rogovin was Director of Bands at Santaluces Community High School for sixteen years. During his tenure, the Santaluces Marching Chiefs were FMBC Class 4A State Champions 3 times and State Runners-up three times. In addition, the Santaluces Winter Color Guard was the 2003 WGI Scholastic A World Champions and claimed numerous SFWGA Circuit Championships and WGI Finalists berths. Evan has also had an extensive Drum Corps teaching resume, working for corps such as The Crossmen, The Academy, Spirit of Atlanta, Boston Crusaders, The Troopers and Teal Sound. In 2003, Mr. Rogovin was awarded the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Senior High Education presented by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. He was also a finalist in 2002 for this prestigious award. In 2019, Mr. Rogovin was awarded the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts by the Palm Beach Symphony. Most recently, Evan was nominated by the Band Directors in Palm Beach County to be the District 14 representative for the Oliver Hobbs Award; presented to Florida Band Directors who maintain a culture of excellence in music performance. Mr. Rogovin is actively sought after as an adjudicator and clinician around the state of Florida and beyond and is most active as a judge for the Indiana State School Music Association, WBC, FMBC and FFCC. He has conducted Honor Bands in Jacksonville, Ocala, Broward County, Sarasota, Palm Beach and Lee County. Most recently, Mr. Rogovin received his second Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association for his contributions to the development of excellence in Concert Band Performance. Mr. Rogovin received his Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from the University of Florida in 1991 where he was involved with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Choir, Basketball Pep Band and the Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. In 1985 he was named Gator Band Rookie of the Year. In 1991, he traveled to Denton, Texas and studied Musicology at the University of North Texas, serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two and a half years. He is a member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Honorary Music Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.