Evan Mino





Evan Mino was appointed the Assistant Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2010, a position he held for two seasons. Upon leaving Dallas in 2012, Evan returned “home” to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he currently holds the position of Assistant Principal Horn with the Fort Smith Symphony (Acting Principal for 2020-2021 season). He is also a regular performer with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, and many others, in addition to frequent solo and chamber recital performances.

Since returning to Fort Smith, Evan has launched a successful teaching career, holding positions at both Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. His graduates are regularly successful in both entering the workforce immediately in music teaching positions, as well as continuing their education by pursuing advanced degrees at esteemed graduate schools.

Evan also works regularly with local public schools, offering group classes, section coachings, and individual lessons to some of the top horn students in the area. He also maintains a private studio of high school and junior high students, many of whom frequently earn places in their respective All-Region and All-State bands.

Evan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and his Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from Southern Methodist University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Memphis. His primary instructors include Gregory Hustis, Dale Clevenger, William VerMeulen, Eric Ruske, Richard King, and Robert Fant. Music festival appearances include the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Kent Blossom Music Festival, and Round Top Music Festival.

In addition to his duties on the horn, Evan is also an accomplished pianist and church musician, currently serving as the organist at First Lutheran Church in Fort Smith. He has taught Class Piano at both UA – Fort Smith and Arkansas Tech University, where he also accompanies his students on a regular basis.

Evan and his wife, Abigail, currently reside in Fort Smith with their five beautiful children.