Mark Evans

Mark studied music at Glasgow University, specialising in musicology. His interest in Eastern European and Baltic Music took him to Lithuania where he studied choral conducting at the Lithuanian Music Academy and later also with Christopher Bell. The first joint Alexander Gibson Conducting Fellow with the RSNO Chorus, he worked with Takuo Yuasa, Alexander Lazarev, Gary Walker and with Walter Weller as assistant chorus master on the Chorus’ tour to Denmark. Mark made his American conducting debut as assistant conductor of NYCoS on their Chicago tour in 2004.

Mark is currently Head of Music at Douglas Academy in Milngavie, where amongst many other activities he directs a 100 strong senior choir, and a chamber choir. He has been Director of the Edinburgh Area Choir of NYCoS since 2005, is the Musical Director of Voice Factory, a primary and secondary schools music education project at Glasgow’s City Halls, Musical Director of The Strathendrick Singers, and is Musical Director of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.  

Mark has also worked with the NYCoS Chamber Choir, NYCoS Training Choir, has been a choral coach with the National Girls Choir of Scotland for the past six years and has been director of NGC Training Choir since 2011. Mark also directed NYCoS Scotland in 2013 and 2016.




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