Dr. Evan Conroy is currently the bass trombonist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2011. Evan is an in demand orchestral artist, performing with the Kansas City Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and the Lucerne Festival academy.
As a soloist, Evan has had success in competitions, winning the United States Army Band's National Bass Trombone Solo Competition, division II, in 2008, an event he was a featured artist at in 2013. Evan was a featured presenter at the 2017 International Trombone Festival with his duo, Make More Noise, with colleague Chris Van Hof of Ball State University Evan has participated in music festivals around the world, including the Lucerne Festival, the Round Top Music Festival, Bayview Music festival and the Utah Festival Opera in Logan, Utah.
An active educator, Evan has been an adjunct professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge since 2015 and an Associate Instructor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Evan continues to give masterclasses and recitals at universities across the country.
Evan received a BM from Western Michigan University, where he studied with Steve Wolfinbarger, and pursued an MM at the Juilliard School, where he studied with James Markey. Evan finished his MM in 2015 with Prof. Steve Menard, and is currently pursuing a DM in Trombone Performance under the tutelage of Peter Ellefson. Other teachers include Randy Hawes and Carl Lenthe.