Few people have the energy, vision, or talent that Evelyn Swensson has. This will become clear to readers of Notes – My Life with Music. Born in Woodstock, Virginia and a graduate of Hollins University, Evelyn married at age 20, raised four terrific children, and earned a Master’s Degree in Music from West Chester University at age 40.
In her memoir, Evelyn remembers her groundbreaking forty-year career as a composer and conductor for OperaDelaware and Delaware Children’s Theatre. She wrote twelve award winning children’s operas in twelve years: The Enormous Egg, The Adventures of Beatrix Potter, The Jungle Book, Anne of Green Gables, The Wind in the Willows, The Homecoming, Redwall, All Through the Night, The Trumpet of the Swan, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Secret of N.I.M.H., and Billy Lee’s Washington.
Readers will marvel at her ability to draw international celebrities into her innovative projects. Among these are Mary Higgins Clark, Earl Hamner, Sheldon Harnick, Brian Jacques, Gian Carlo Menotti, Birgit Nilsson, Joseph Robinette, John Rutter, and Robert Shaw. Evelyn’s story will be an inspiration to music lovers everywhere.