Meet Ms. Evanchik

Hello - My name is Carrie Evanchik!

I am so excited to begin my second year at Holten Richmond Middle School here in Danvers. It was an incredibly successful year in 2014-2015.  Some of the highlights included:
  • A Platinum Medal at the Great East Festival for the Seventh Grade Chorus.
  • 11 singers being accepted to the Northeastern District Junior Honor Festival - a first for HRMS.
  • Sold-out and standing-room-only performances for chorus concerts and our amazing production of "Beauty and the Beast".
  • Five graduating 8th grade singers being accepted into "Falconize" and "Ingrid Sound", Danvers High School's award-winning a cappella groups.
I know that the HRMS singers will continue to excel in the 2015-16 school year, both in and out of the choral classroom!
 
Prior to joining the HRMS Music Department, I directed the choruses and taught general music for eight years at Belmonte Middle School in Saugus; I also taught General Music in Everett for two years.  My goal is for every student to leave my class with a love of making music, and to gain the tools to do so independently.  I accomplish this by incorporating a wide variety of music styles and genres, while focusing on music literacy and individual musicianship within the choral rehearsal and music classroom. 

I continually work to expand my own musicianship. I have taught solfege workshops for music teachers in Maine, managed the Northeast District Senior Chorus in 2014, and directed the 2014 Maine District 1 Sixth Grade Honors Chorus.  I still take voice lessons, both for fun and to keep learning!  I won first place in the 2013 Boston NATS Song and Aria Festival, as well as in the Musical Theatre festival.  I also sing with Vox Futura, New England's premier recording choir, and can be heard on soundtracks for the video games God Eater 2 and Ace Combat 3DS, as well as a variety of recordings and commercials.

I grew up in upstate New York, in the small city of Oswego, right on Lake Ontario.  In 2004 I completed my undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where I studied Horn and Music Education.  I obtained a Master of Music degree from Boston University in 2009, where I also completed my Level I and Level II Certification in Orff-Schulwerk.

Outside of music making, I have lots of interests!  I love to read, especially sci-fi and fantasy; I also love to cook, explore museums, and travel the Danvers Rail Trail on my little vanilla-colored bike -  you might see me riding toward Orange Leaf some evening!

I am so excited to work with the HRMS students, and am ready to hit the ground running.  As The Doctor would say...

"Allons-y!"


I sang for this commercial with "Vox Futura", a recording choir based in Boston.  It was a total blast - I loved this character when I was younger!

YouTube Video



Here is another 3DS game I sang background vocals for: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy.  We recorded music for the entire game (as opposed to just the commercial) over the course of three days - intense, but incredibly fun!

YouTube Video


(The choir is heard best from 0:23 to 1:05 in this brief clip.)


And here I am, singing at the finals for the 2013 NATS Musical Theatre Competition (Adult Amateur Division).  The song is "Vanilla Ice Cream", from the musical She Loves Me.  I began studying voice formally only three years ago - but singing was always my first love!

Ms. Evanchik - NATS 2013