Zachary Thompson is a Graduate Assistant in choral conducting at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. He is the director of the Community School of the Arts Adult Chorus. He sings in the Nashville Symphony Chorus, Gateway Chamber Chorus, APSU Chamber Singers, APSU University Choir, Governor Singers, and the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir. He holds a Music Education degree from Slippery Rock University, PA, graduating summa cum laude. While at Slippery Rock, he was a student conductor for both the University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. In addition to conducting on several concerts he conducted works with the Concert Choir at the PMEA 2011 Annual Conference-Clinic in Hershey, PA. He completed his student teaching at Knoch High School in Saxonburg, PA, where he was honored to conduct the entire 2012 Spring High School Choir Concert. At SRU, he sang in the University Choir and Chamber Singers, participated in the Pittsburgh POPS College Choir, and the PA Collegiate Choral Association Intercollegiate Choir Festival. He has also studied musical theatre in London, England, and has appeared in many musical theatre productions ranging from “Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” to “Fiddler On the Roof.” In addition to singing and conducting, he also played piano in the Jazz Lab Band, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo.