Evan Fojtik is a performer and teacher based in Chicago. Evan is currently a doctoral candidate at Northwestern, and he also received degrees in flute from Eastman and Yale. He currently teaches theory and aural skills at Northwestern and is a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Evan has performed in ensembles throughout the United States including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, South Bend Symphony, and the United States Coast Guard Band. During the summers, Evan has been invited to attend the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Vermont Mozart Festival, the Round Top Festival, and the National Orchestral Institute. He is also interested in the power of music to create and engage community, and this passion has led to performances in libraries, living rooms, an art gallery,
retirement homes, public parks, and the Chicago River Walk.
Past teaching experience includes private teaching at Northwestern and Yale. Evan also was a teaching artist in the New Haven Public Schools through Yale’s Music in the Schools Initiative.
Evan is an amazing flute instructor! He is kind and patient yet also analytical, pinpointing precisely what you've done well and what needs more work. And his playing is beautiful! He can demonstrate exactly what he's trying to teach. Evan's teaching is very much tailored to your experiences and goals, but it's also ok to go into a lesson without knowing exactly what you want. I learned a lot while taking lessons with him.
Evan's experience and knowledge about the flute in combination with a patient and kind personality result in informative and helpful flute lessons. I specifically remember Evan incorporating Alexander technique, which was a new but insightful teaching method that served as a huge reminder for me to reduce unnecessary tension while playing the flute. I'm thankful I was able to take lessons from Evan during my first year in college!
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