Guerry Hall 129/Ext. 1927
Raised in Las Vegas, NV, Zachary Zwahlen is the second of seven children. He began piano lessons at the age of 5 and organ lessons at age 12. During his teens Zachary became very involved in musical events – performing and accompanying musical selections for church services, accompanying high school and church choirs, and playing piano in pit orchestras for musical theater productions. Zachary was home schooled during middle and high school, graduating at the age of 15. He then attended the Community College of Southern Nevada, earning an AA degree in piano, followed by his BM in and Organ, and MM in Organ from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, studying with Dr. Douglas Bush.
Since 2013, Zachary has been enrolled in the doctoral program in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music, where he has studied with Nathan Laube, and currently studies with David Higgs. Zachary has received the Gerald Barnes Award for Excellence in Pipe Organ (2014), the Dr. James B. Cochran Organ Prize (2017), and in 2016 he was a finalist in the AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.
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