Winner: Maryland Independent Artist Award 2020
Brooke Evers studied as a Fulbright Scholar to Austria, performing in Vienna, Berlin, and Milan before returning to D.C., where she has been heard as a soloist at the Kennedy Center, the Embassy of Austria, the National Cathedral, the National Shrine, the Strathmore Mansion, Schlesinger Center, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York.
A winner of the Vocal Arts Discovery Series Competition and the Baltimore Music Club Recital Competition, Brooke has also been a finalist in numerous competitions including the American Bach Competition, Liederkranz Competition, the Louisville Bach Society Competition and New York Oratorio Society Competition. She was awarded Second Prize in the Russel C. Wonderlic Competition, and the David Gundlach Lied Prize in The Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition.
Brooke has appeared as a soloist with and a member of the Washington Bach Consort and as a Young Artist with Opera Lafayette in productions. Her solo engagements have included Elijah, the Brahms, Mozart and Fauré Requiems, Mozart's C Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Creation, and the Bach Magnificat, St. John Passion and B Minor Mass. Brooke has participated in the Ravinia Festival of Chicago, the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden-bei-Wien, and masterclasses of Elly Ameling, Renée Fleming, Wolfgang Holzmair, Helmut Deutsch, and others. Under special invitation, Brooke toured Germany as a member of Helmut Rilling’s Festival Ensemble Stuttgart.
Not limited to classical music, Brooke received recognition by the city of Baltimore as a semi-finalist in the Billie Holiday Competition for her jazz singing, and performed the role of Maria in The Sound of Music with the Vienna Choral Society. She has established herself as an entertaining cabaret artist by producing and performing several of her own original shows.
She received her Master of Music from the University of Maryland, performing leading roles as a member of the Maryland Opera Studio. She received Bachelor’s degrees in Voice and German from Indiana University, where she performed with the Bloomington Early Music Festival. Brooke served as a faculty member of the Shepherd University School of Music from 2006 to 2021 before making the transition to Choral Director of Hedgesville High School. She has also taught at American University, the University of Maryland, and the Washington Opera Discovery Camp for children, and has maintained a private studio for over 15 years.