Evan Boegehold was born in 1988 in Indianapolis, IN, and raised in Morgantown, WV. He received a double masters degree in composition and orchestral conducting while working as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan University (CMU). He previous composition teachers include Dr. David Gillingham (CMU) and Dr. Jay Batzner (CMU). Evan also studied conducting with Dr. José-Luis Maúrtua (CMU). At West Virginia University (WVU), he received a bachelors degree in music composition, and an additional bachelors degree in trumpet performance. Boegehold studied composition under Dr. John Beall and Dr. David Taddie and trumpet under Dr. John Winkler. Mr. Boegehold’s music has been performed by the WVU Wind Symphony, the WVU Chamber Winds, the University High School Wind Ensemble, in Morgantown, WV, the WVU Percussion Ensemble, as well as other chamber groups within the School of Music.  His piece “Oscillations”, written for 18 hand bells and electronic accompaniment, was selected and performed at the 2011 National SEAMUS Conference in Miami, Florida, and was very well received. In March 2011, he was presented with the honor of having his orchestra piece “Follies for Orchestra” (a transcription of “Follies for Winds”) read by the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. And in January of 2013 Mr. Boegehold was awarded 1st Prize in the 10th annual Central Michigan University Orchestra Competition contest.  In addition, his piece In Memoriam was premiered by Central Michigan’s Symphony Orchestra on April 18th, 2013 during CMU’s annual Concerto/Composition concert.


Evan currently lives in Columbus, OH, and continues writing. His most recent piece ‘Landing Amongst the Stars’ (written for full band) was premiered by the WVU Wind Symphony on April 19th, 2016, for the retirement of Director of Bands Alumnus, Mr. John Hendricks. Before that, his piece Journal Entiers of an Introvert, written for soprano sax and marimba, was premiered at the 2016 NASA Conference at Texas Tech University, March 10-13, 2016, by performers Emily Loboda and Brenna Meyers.