Victoria M. Evens
Victoria M. Evens, mezzo-soprano, hails from Cold Spring, Minnesota. A distinguished graduate of the University of MN, Morris, Evens holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and gender/women/sexuality studies. She was named the 2020 recipient of the Mimi Frenier Award, recognizing high academic achievement and political, social, and civic activism. During her studies, Evens served the UMM Concert Choir as alto section leader and vice president. Evens currently resides in Waite Park, MN, where she serves Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict as the Civic Fellow with the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement. In addition to her work with the McCarthy Center, Evens recently started a small business called PrideSafe, where she strives to empower other queer and marginalized individuals to live their full, independent, proud lives through their safety products and social justice-inspired designs. Victoria continues her personal study of music as she prepares for graduate programs in musicology. She strives to pursue a career in music as a professor and writer.