Mr. Evan Rogovin is in his 12th year as Director of Bands at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. DSOA bands and ensembles have garnered numerous accolades under his direction. In 2014, the DSOA Bands performed at the Festival of Gold in Chicago at Symphony Center, with the Wind Ensemble receiving top honors after performing at the encore concert. In 2015, the Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the FMEA President’s Concert, kicking off the FMEA All-State Clinic and Conference. In the Spring of 2016, the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensembles performed at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival and Sandy Feldstein Percussion Festival in Indianapolis. In February of 2018, the DSOA Wind Ensemble, after a blind audition, was a featured ensemble at the Collegiate Band Directors’ National Association Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Prior to taking the helm at Dreyfoos, Mr. Rogovin was Director of Bands at Santaluces Community High School for sixteen years. During his tenure, the Santaluces Marching Chiefs were FMBC Class 4A State Champions 3 times and State Runners-up three times. In addition, the Santaluces Winter Color Guard was the 2003 WGI Scholastic A World Champions and claimed numerous SFWGA Circuit Championships and WGI Finalists berths
In 2003, Mr. Rogovin was awarded the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Senior High Education presented by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. He was also a finalist in 2002 for this prestigious award. In 2019, Mr. Rogovin was awarded the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts by the Palm Beach Symphony. Most recently, Evan was nominated by the Band Directors in Palm Beach County to be the District 14 representative for the Oliver Hobbs Award; presented to Florida Band Directors who maintain a culture of excellence in music performance. The Hobbs Award is one of the highest honors FBA can bestow upon its members.
Mr. Rogovin is actively sought after as an adjudicator and clinician around the state of Florida and beyond and is most active as a judge for the Indiana State School Music Association and FMBC. He has conducted Honor Bands in Jacksonville, Ocala, Broward County, Sarasota, here in Palm Beach and will be the clinician for the Lee County Honor Band this December. Most recently, Mr. Rogovin received his second Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association for his contributions to the development of excellence in Concert Band Performance.
Mr. Rogovin received his Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from the University of Florida in 1991 where he was involved with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Choir, Basketball Pep Band and the Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. In 1985 he was named Gator Band Rookie of the Year. In 1991, he traveled to Denton, Texas and studied Musicology at the University of North Texas, serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two and a half years. He is a member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Honorary Music Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.