Evan Runyon

Guitar, Cello, Percussion, Piano


Evan Runyon is performer, educator and composer based in New York City. He has been a featured performer at the International Society of Bassists Convention and both the Hartford and Westfield Festivals of New Music and has appeared on Bang on a Can's Music in the Garden series at the Noguchi Museum in Queens, NY and subscription-series concerts at le poisson rouge (NYC) and MIT (Cambridge, MA).

Evan began playing electric guitar in 7th grade to play in a friend's punk rock band; a musical experience that guides him to this day. Also a percussionist in high school, the realization that everybody played guitar led him to pick up the double bass as a high school junior. It was then the openness of a multidisciplinary undergraduate program that allowed Evan to study cello, piano, and voice. He's also been playing a lot of banjo lately!

As both a teacher and performer, Evan's mentors have included Robert Black, Patrick Neher and Susan Powell and his personal approach combines elements of Suzuki (in which he has has been involved for the past three years, including attendance at the past two SAA conferences and work with Susan Powell, David Madsen and Melinda Daestch), Rabbath and traditional methodologies. He has had articles on music education published in Bass World and the Hertz Journal of Graduate Research.