The American baritone, Charles Wesley Evans, began singing professionally as a chorister at The American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey. With The American Boychoir he toured both nationally and internationally, performing under the batons of notable conductors, John Williams, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Vladimir Spivakov and Lorin Maazel. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia (1996-2002); and his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He also studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music.
Charles Wesley Evans is a self-employed singer since August 2014. Applauded by the New York Times for his “elegant, mellifluous and expressive baritone,” he is establishing a fine career as an early music artist, and recitalist. His singing has won him awards from numerous organizations and vocal competitions including the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Mobile Opera Auditions, the Orpheus Vocal Competition, the Atlanta Music Club Auditions, and the Georgia Young Artist Competition.
Charles Wesley Evans' singing has led to a variety of opportunities throughout the USA and abroad. Most recently he has performed various works with Princeton Pro Musica chorus and orchestra, the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus, the Dryden Ensemble, TENET, Berkshire Baroque, the Master Chorale of South Florida and “Baroque Masterpieces” with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. He is also proud to be on the roster of the Grammy award-winning ensemble Conspirare and Grammy-nominated ensembles Seraphic Fire and the Trinity Wall Street Choir. He has been broadcast on New York, South Florida, Texas and Kansas public radio, and he has recorded on the Naxos and Harmonia Mundi labels.
Charles Wesley Evans is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and currently lives in there.