Evan Mino is Adjunct Instructor of Horn at UAFS. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from UAFS studying with Jack L Jackson II, and his Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where his primary instructors were Greg Hustis and Haley Hoops. Additional instructors included Dale Clevenger, Eric Ruske, William VerMeulen, Richard King, and Martin Hackleman.
Mino currently holds the position of Assistant Principal Horn with the Fort Smith Symphony, and served as Assistant Principal Horn with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2012. He also has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra. Mino has participated in numerous music festivals, including the Round Top Festival Institute, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
While in Texas, Mino was a horn instructor for the Mesquite and Waxahachie school districts. He currently teaches horn for the Fort Smith, Greenwood, and Alma school districts, and his students are frequently successful in auditions for All-Region and All-State bands. Mino also teaches brass for the UAFS Academy of the Arts, where he serves as Assistant Director of the Youth Honor Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his duties on the horn, Mino serves as organist for First Christian Church in Fort Smith and is a member of the Fort Smith chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He also rings with the church's hand-bell choir.
Mino currently resides in Fort Smith with his wife, Abigail, and their two sons, Ian and Oliver. The Minos are expecting their third child in November 2014.
Adjunct Instructor of Music - Horn