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Evan Tintle Charpentier began her study of voice at age thirteen, honing and pursuing her craft all the way to a BA at Vassar College in 2003 (double-majoring in music and drama, and receiving Honors in Music) and a Master of Music from Montclair State University in 2007.
Evan’s studies have brought her to Spoleto, Italy, for the Spoleto Arts Symposium, and given her the opportunity to perform in masterclasses with figures like Mira Zakai, Ned Rorem, and Zehava Gall. She has performed such roles as The Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul, Queen Elisabeth in scenes from Britten’s Gloriana, Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffman, the Soprano in Tom Johnson’s contemporary solo piece, Drawers, and the premiere of The Whiskey Pete Cycle, a Joey Gillis composition concerning the US’s use of white phosphorus in Fallujah.
Evan has been teaching voice and piano for over a decade, for studios in Denville, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, and Cliffside Park. She now teaches private lessons, and also at the Olive Tree Music Academy in Morris Plains and Verona.
Evan is also an accomplished liturgical musician, having worked as a section leader and soloist for the United Methodist Church of Bernardsville, and currently as the Music Director for Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church in Garfield, playing anywhere from four to ten masses per week (including weddings, funerals, and Holy Days) and leading the Choir, Italian Choir, and Children's Choir.
She's also an avid theater fan, and has performed in the Vagina Monologues, Avenue Q (Lucy), Dream of Wings (Susan), When Tony Met Oscar, the Great American Trailer Park Musical (Jeannie), The Best Man (Reporter), Children of Eden (Mama Noah), Baby (Arlene), and It Shoulda Been You (Jenny Steinberg) all with Old Library Theater in Fair Lawn, and as the voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast with Star Royale Theatre (formerly Rhino) in Pompton Lakes.
Evan music directs and plays in pit orchestras as well, having MD'd both Rhino Theatre's and Main Street Theatre's productions of Little Miss Sunshine, played Keyboard II for Rhino's production of Pippin, MD'd Rhino's production of All Shook Up, and MD'd for OLT's production of BatBoy and their annual Fundraiser Concert.
Evan is also a playwright, who received the Bergen County Young Playwright's Award in high school for "The Exciting Weekly Adventures of Chorus Girl." Her play "Of Troy" was produced in New York by the EstroTribe in 2002, and her one-act, "katfished" was produced as part of OLT's One-Act Play Festival 2015, where it won a NJ Act Perry Award.
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