Zachary Sweet is currently instructor of cello at Binghamton, Mansfield and Colgate Universities, on the faculty of Ithaca Talent Education and Music Together of Ithaca, and artistic director of Ithaca Free Concerts in Ithaca, NY. Visit: www.zacharysweet.org
He performs extensively throughout the Tri-State area as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player. Currently, Zachary is principal of Colgate University Orchestra and plays regularly with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Tri-Cities Opera and other regional orchestras. During the summer season, he is a resident artist at the MostArts Music Festival in Alfred, NY.
Zachary completed his Master’s in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2006; in that time he was also a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. During his studies at Eastman, he became a member of the Eastman Chamber Society, was Principal of Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman Chamber Orchestra, and Eastman Opera Orchestra, and studied chamber music with the Ying Quartet, Elinore Freer, Dr. Jean Barr, Richard Kilmer, and Dr. Kenneth Grant; his principal instructors have been Alan Harris, Kathy Kemp and Carol Vizzini.