Mr. Evan Rogovin is in his 14th 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. This past school year, the DSOA Wind Ensemble performed at the 76th Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Other notable performances include: In 2014, the DSOA Bands performed at the Festival of Gold in Chicago at Symphony Center. In 2015, the Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the FMEA President’s Concert, kicking off the Florida Music Educators’ Association 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 Southern Division 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 were the 2003 WGI Scholastic A World Champions and claimed numerous SFWGA Circuit Championships and WGI Finalists berths.
Mr. Rogovin started his drum corps career with the Florida Wave Drum & Bugle Corps, marching in the 1984-1986 seasons. He began teaching corps with the Spirit of Atlanta in 1997. After leaving Spirit, he became caption head for the Tarheel Sun for their inaugural world class season in 1999. From 2000-2003, he was on brass staff for the Crossmen and also helped run the ensemble in the 2002 season. After 2003, he was a consultant for a handful of corps, most notably The Troopers & The Boston Crusades. In 2010, Evan once again guided a first-year world class brass line as caption head of The Teals Sound Drum & Bugle Corps. After taking a short hiatus, he worked with The Academy from 2014 – 2018, helping the corps make its first ever finalist berth in 2016. In 2019, he was a consultant for The Spirit of Atlanta when the corps finished in 13th place. Evan is extremely excited to return to the Crossmen after 20 years.
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. In 2019, Mr. Rogovin was awarded the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts by the Palm Beach Symphony.
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, FMBC and FFCC. He has conducted Honor Bands in Jacksonville, Ocala, Broward County, Sarasota, Lee County and Hillsborough County. In 2009 he traveled to Ibague, Colombia as part of “BandBetter” a music education outreach program where he worked with latin American music teachers on wind pedagogy techniques. In 2023, Mr. Rogovin received his third 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.