Zach Cheever - Interim Conductor
Zach Cheever is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting and Literature at the University of Colorado Boulder.He is actively involved in all facets of the band program at CU, including the Golden Buffalo Marching Band, Buff Basketball Band, all major concert band ensembles, as well conducting and music education courses. He serves as the co-director of the volleyball band and has been the conductor of the campus band.
A native of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Cheever earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition at Trevecca Nazarene University where he studied with Eric C.E. Wilson and David Diehl. While a student at TNU, he developed an interest in conducting and began to work as the student conductor for the Wind Ensemble. He combined his passions in an academic research grant to collaboratively write and produce an original opera,Requiem for the Living. In this project, he served as a composer and as the Music Director, while also conducting the premiere at the Noah Lift Opera House in Nashville, TN.
Cheever continued his studies at Austin Peay State University, studying music education and earning a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting. In this role, he served as the director of the APSU concert band, on staff with the Governs Own Marching Band, and as a music department instructor in music education.
From 2016-2019, he served as the Band Director at Trevecca Nazarene University conducting the Wind Ensemble, athletic bands, and assisting undergraduate conducting lessons.He is also active as a conductor, educator, composer, and clinician.His design business, ZCMusic, has been active in the marching arts around the country since 2016. He has presented clinics and conducted ensembles at several universities and high schools as well as Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma conventions across the country.
His teachers include Donald McKinney, Gregory Wolynec, Matthew Dockendorf, John Schnettler, Branden Steinmetz, and Timothy Cierpke.