Evan Engelstad

  • Evan EngelstadAssistant Professor

    Popular Music Ensemble

    Pit Orchestra

    Introduction to Music

    Contact Information

    Cogswell Hall 206

    eengelst@iup.edu

    724-357-4028

    Courses

    Popular Music Ensemble

    Opera/Musical Product Ensemble

    Degrees

    DMA, University of Wisconsin - Madison

    MM, University of Wisconsin - Madison

    BA, Willamette University

    Biography

    Dr. Evan Engelstad is an instructor of music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Introduction to Music and directs IUP’s newly created Popular Music Ensemble. In the Spring of 2016, he directed the pit orchestra for the IUP musical production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. An experienced piano teacher and collaborator, Engelstad also teaches private lessons as a part of the IUP Community Music School, accompanies the university’s Men’s and Women’s Chorus, and has served as rehearsal pianist for the musical production. 

    Engelstad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and physics from Willamette University and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He recently finished a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Having an interest in musicians’ wellness, his current research focuses on the effects diet and nutrition have on musical performance. In addition to performing solo and collaborative classical music, Engelstad enjoys playing gospel, salsa, and jazz keyboard styles.