Artist StatementMy mission as an artist is to educate as much as it is to entertain. Passion comes only with understanding, and therefore it has become my passion to help others understand the music I so love and cherish. The stories of history, the nuances of music and the symbolism of poetry, the connections across genres and cultures and politics -- these enrich the experience of performance for audiences from something pleasant to something meaningful. I find it particularly necessary to promote and foster an understanding of American culture, amidst all of its beautiful diversity.
Brooke Evers, a Fulbright Scholar to Austria, has appeared as a soloist at the Kennedy Center, Embassy of Austria, National Cathedral, National Shrine, the Strathmore Mansion, Schlesinger Center, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Winner of the Vocal Arts Discovery Series Competition, the Wonderlic Competition, and the Baltimore Music Club Recital Competition, Brooke also has received awards in competitions by the American Bach Society, Liederkranz Foundation, Louisville Bach Society, New York Oratorio Society, and the Lotte Lehmann Foundation. Brooke has appeared as a soloist with the Washington Bach Consort, New Dominion Chorale, Encore Chorale, Shepherd Masterworks Chorus, Voix des Femmes, Frederick Choral Arts Society, as a Young Artist with Opera Lafayette, and as a frequent recitalist and cabaret artist. A graduate of the Maryland Opera Studio (UMD) and Indiana University, Brooke has served on the Voice Faculty of Shepherd University since 2006.