Zachary attended Duquesne University pursuing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. While at Duquesne, Zachary studied clarinet under many big names in the Pittsburgh musical scene, such as Ron Samuels and Jack Howell of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He sat first chair in the Duquesne University Symphony Band and performed in multiple competitions and recitals. In addition to studying clarinet while at Duquesne, Zachary also began studying instrumental conducting under the baton of Dr. Robert Cameron. His vast conducting experience includes conducting groups such as the Duquesne University Symphony Band, Duquesne University Wind Symphony, Baldwin High School Symphonic Band, and many more.
Since recently graduating from Duquesne University in May of 2017, Zachary has been employed by Harford County Public School as the instrumental instructor at Bel Air Elementary School.