Evan Norberg is quickly becoming one of the Pacific Northwest’s top conductors. Quoted as “unstoppable” and having “a clear and precise style”, Evan is steadily building his reputation as a clinician, private instructor, and conductor. He holds a voice studio based out of Seattle.
Evan has extensive knowledge in both classical and jazz styles, having been part of top notch ensembles in both community and school groups; Edmonds Community College’s Soundsation, Seattle Children’s Choir, Central Washington University’s Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz 1, just to name a few. In the professional arena, Evan has performed as a guest bass/baritone soloist for many local community and school groups for major works, such as René Clausen’s Memorial, Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Vespers and more.
Through inspiration and guidance by the great arrangers of the Pacific Northwest such as Vijay Singh, Kirk Marcy, Kelly Kunz and many more, Evan has begun arranging his own jazz standards and compositions with a steady stream of charts for his own ensembles. More notably, his arrangement of “Love You Madly” was premiered at the National American Choral Directors Association Conference in Chicago in 2011.
Evan holds degrees from Edmonds Community College, and Central Washington University, which includes a Masters from CWU in both Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance. Evan is excited to be a part of the Seattle Choir scene as a singing member of Choral Arts, local jazz group Last Call, director of choirs, jazz studies and voice at Shoreline Community College, and conductor to his own group, the newly formed Wellspring Ensemble.
Genevieve Peaslee been an accompanist for choirs, solo singers, and dance classes in the Seattle and Los Angeles areas for over fifteen years, working at such schools as Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, California Institute of the Arts, Pomona College, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, among many others. She earned a B.A. with honors in piano performance at Scripps College.