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About Mrs. Evans

Brief Bio

Mrs. Evans has been teaching music since 1983 and has been teaching music at CAPO USD since 2015.  She took a few years off to stay at home with her 2 children.  Evans received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey in 1983 and completed 30 units for her California Clear Credential at California State University San Marcos.  Her principal instrument is voice although she also plays the piano, trumpet and guitar.  Over the years she has taught K-12 music in both public and private schools in Massachusetts and California.  She was a member of the San Diego Master Chorale for many years and has performed several solos and participated in voice recitals.  Evans also has been ringing and directing handbell groups for over 30 years and was delighted to start handbell programs in grades 4-12 at most of her schools.

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My Passion for Music

There is nothing that can move me to tears, make the hairs on my neck stand up, fill me with emotion, connect me with another, or flood my soul with joy and contentment like music can.  I could never imagine a culture without music or a day when I couldn’t express myself with a song.  I am not an extraordinary musician but music doesn’t require that.  Music holds no prejudice or judgment.  Music allows any man or woman the right to be heard in whatever way or means he or she chooses.  Music-making reflects our soul’s emotions, is the fuel of passion in a person’s journey on this earth and has the power to connect us with others anywhere in the world.  May it never be silent in me.

Mrs. Evans Wins State Award

Carlsbad, CA …     Hope Elementary School Music Teacher and Handbell Director Sharon Evans has received the California Association of Music Educators (CMEA) Peripole-Bergerault State General Music Educator Award, honoring excellence in general classroom music education. It is one of the CMEA’s highest Statewide awards. She received her plaque at an awards banquet on February 17, 2012 held during the CMEA conference in Fresno.

This marks the second consecutive CMEA award for Evans, who has taught music since 1983 and served at Hope since 2004. Last year, she received the regional Outstanding General Music Educator Award, Southern Border Section, for inspiring students to the highest levels of music education, appreciation and performance. She also won the 2011 San Diego County Office of Education’s FORTISSIMO Choice Award, becoming one of only three people ever to receive this recognition.

The 2012 CMEA award was not only completely unexpected, but particularly noteworthy, Evans confides. “I learned of the award while undergoing treatment for a serious health issue.It provided a great boost to my spirit,” she says.

Evans is a strong believer in the multi-leveled power of music. She relates, “One night after the last concert of the year, a parent and fellow teacher told me how proud he was of his son’s accomplishments. He said his son’s experiences in my classroom enabled him to grow as a person. It built up his self-esteem and confidence, allowing him to stretch far beyond his perceived abilities; in music, academics and life. Hearing this made all of my teaching efforts worthwhile.”