About Evelyn Talbot

Let’s Toot!

Evelyn Talbot, MM, began her journey under the guidance of Dr. Karl Sievers her sophomore year of high school. Studies with Dr. Sievers continued at the University of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor’s of Music in 2015. After graduation, she pursued a Master’s Degree with Greg Wing at Morehead State University. During her time in Kentucky, Evelyn donated her time to the local American Legion and was eventually made a lifetime honorary member of that post as well as a member of the honor guard.

Upon completing a Master’s Degree, Evelyn returned home creating her private trumpet and brass studio. Her students are seen regularly in the regional and all-state ensembles in Oklahoma, compete at NTC in the high school ensemble division, members of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra ensembles, DCI groups such as Blue Knights, Genesis, and Cavaliers, and can be seen gigging throughout the Oklahoma area. Her students have gone on to study trumpet at The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, Morehead State University, and Southern Nazarene University on scholarship. Since 2023, Evelyn has held the position of Adjunct Faculty for Brass at The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Professional experience includes Painted Sky Opera, Enid Symphony, Masopust Polka Band, Bohemian Knights Polka Band, City Rep Theatre, Oklahoma City Community Band, Bethany Stage Theatre.

Professional experience includes the productions for Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, La Boheme, Barber of Seville, Carmen, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Consul, La Tragedie de Carmen, and Glory Denied. Musical productions on lead include: The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, Suessical the Musical, The Pajama Game, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Wedding Singer. Other notable performances include principal trumpet for the John Rutter Gloria in 2019 and for the Hadyn Festival in 2022.

In 2021, Evelyn became an author with the Let’s Toot Theory Workbook series. The passion project started as a way to provide theory to her students in a fun, silly, and engaging manner. Her books now cover all brass and have been sold in 4 countries and 17 states across the US.

Evelyn has played with several world-renowned artists such as Sandi Patti, Mary Beth Nelson, Jonathan Beck Reed, Terri Bibb, Barbara Fox DeMaio, Adam Rapa, Jinwon Park, J Warren Mitchell, Tynan Davis, Andre Chang, Caitlyn McKechney, and Sergio Monteiro.


A few of my accolades

  • Lead Trumpet, The Wedding Singer, The Pajama Game, and The Music Man
  • Principal Trumpet for Painted Sky Opera
  • Lead Trumpet for Masopust Polka Band for 6 years

For a more complete list please check my full resume below.

Evelyn Talbot is a fine trumpeter, with a winning personality and first rate professionalism. Her artistry will enhance any musical event.

Dr. Karl Sievers, DMA

Professor, Chair of Brasses, School of Music, University of Oklahoma - Principal Trumpet, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Norman Philharmonic