Phone: 602-467-6930 (email preferred)
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education Master of Music in Conducting
Mr. Evan J. Dixon
Evan Dixon had his first music performance in the elementary school talent show. He performed alongside his father a rendition of Johnny B. Goode on guitar in kindergarten. Mr. Dixon played guitar until he joined the school band in 5th grade where he fell in love with percussion. Mr. Dixon continued to perform percussion through into adulthood. He performed with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2002 where the drum line scored their highest score in 10 years. Between the work ethic and drive the drum corps experience gave Mr. Dixon and the wonderful teaching of Dr. Eric Hollenbeck, Mr. Dixon continued to perfect his performance skills. He started playing professionally for the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Fort Collins, The Longmont Philharmonic, and the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Dixon now plays percussion with the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Tempe, Arizona.
Mr. Dixon began his music education career in 2002 following his drum corps experience. He started teaching drum line at several different high schools in the Northern Colorado area in 2002. After earning his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Colorado State University in 2004, Mr. Dixon became the assistant Band Director at Thompson Valley High School. He served this position for 3 years before moving to Colorado Springs to open a brand new school, Vista Ridge High School. At Vista Ridge, Mr. Dixon helped design the layout of the band room, order all the instruments, and start the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Drum Line, and Color Guard.
In 2009, Mr. Dixon relocated to the Phoenix, Arizona area. Mr. Dixon became the band director at Fountain Hills Middle School and taught there for 4 years. Mr. Dixon is in the fourth year with the DVUSD. He started at Village Meadows Elementary School, taught as a Top 20 Teacher at Desert Sky Middle School.
Mr. Dixon began working for the Deer Valley High School Marching Band in 2014. Slowly over the years, he stayed longer and longer after rehearsals until he just became the full time instrumental music teacher in 2017.