Zach Sheets enjoys a diverse musical life as a composer, flutist, and chamber musician. As a composer, his works have been performed by such groups as the Ensemble InterContemporain, the Talea Ensemble, the Callithumpian Consort, the Juventas New Music Ensemble, the Brattle Street Chamber Players, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and many others. In the summer of 2015, he was featured in a performance of his own solo flute work, that colors the stone, at the 2015 Spoleto Festival USA, and completed a new work as part of the 2015 ManiFest Academy at IRCAM in Paris. Upcoming projects and commissions include a new work for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Made in Vermont” tour, a new large-scale work for the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and a new work for the Ogni Suono saxophone duo.
Currently the principal flute, Lyndon Paul Lorusso Chair, of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, and flutist for the [Switch~ Ensemble], Zach has further performed with the Boston Ballet, the New World Symphony, the Albany Symphony, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the Slee Sinfonietta, and Ensemble Signal.
Zach holds degrees from Harvard University and the Eastman School of Music, where his mentors include Robert Morris, Ricardo Zohn-Muloon, Allan Schindler, and Chaya Czernowin.