Simone McGaw Evans
Artist Affiliate: Voice Instructor
Office: BRB 310
Simone McGaw Evans, mezzosoprano, has specialized in mostly “trouser” operatic roles, both in the US and Italy. She also performs recitals, with the most recent including one themed France Between the Wars (1918–1938) and a lecture-recital on the songs of George Gershwin. Upcoming engagements include performing with Peach State Opera in their 2019–20 season as Mercedes in Carmen.
Originally from Jamaica, Dr. Evans completed her bachelor’s degree in voice performance at Georgia State University School of Music after transferring from Georgia Perimeter College. She holds graduate degrees at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Voice Performance with concentrations in Pedagogy and Arts Management.
Dr. Evans is currently the Executive Director of Peach State Opera company, a touring opera company based in Georgia. In addition to her teaching position as an Artist Affiliate at Emory University, she is also an adjunct voice instructor at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus.