Evan Richey teaches film music composition in the School of Filmmaking. He is an alumnus of the high school and undergraduate programs in the UNCSA School of Music and owner of Ovation Sound in Winston-Salem, where he produces and engineers recordings and composes music for audio and audio-visual media. He has composed music and designed sound for Telly, Addy and Emmy Award-winning projects.


  • Adjunct faculty, cello, Salem College, 2017–21
  • Adjunct faculty, cello, music production & recording, Wake Forest University, 2013–21
  • Assistant principal cellist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
  • Operations coordinator at WFDD public radio station

Awards, Recognitions & Honors

  • Telly Award and ADDY Award, composed music and sound design for award-winning Chop House commercial (Altyris Advertising Agency), 2008
  • Emmy Award, composed music and sound design for the Emmy Award-winning "The Outer Banks: North Carolina’s Coastal Treasure" (Wide Eye Productions), 2003


B.M. Cello PerformanceThe Juilliard School