Zach Sheets is a flutist from Norwich, Vermont. He studied flute with Judy Grant in the Young Artist Program at the Boston Flute Academy (first the High School Division, class of 2009, and then the College Division through 2010), and piccolo with Cindy Meyers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He began his flute studies at age 11 with Heidi Baxter of Hanover, NH, and has also studied with Albert Brouwer of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Peter Schultz at the Kinhaven Summer Music School. He has performed in masterclasses with Jim Walker, Elizabeth Rowe, Bonita Boyd, Paul Edmund-Davies, Geralyn Coticone, and Linda Toote.
Mr. Sheets has been selected as a flutist or piccolo player with the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, the Lowell House Opera, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra, the Boston Youth Symphony, the Dartmouth Wind Symphony, the All-New England Music Festival Orchestra, and the All-East Coast Honors Orchestra. In August 2009, Mr. Sheets performed in New York City as one of eight finalists chosen from around the world for the National Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition.
Mr. Sheets is also an accomplished composer. His piece “Midnight Unfolding” was performed by the Vermont Youth Orchestra in the Flynn Theatre as a part of Burlington’s “First Night” 2009 Celebration. He has also had works performed by Boston’s Arcadian Wind Quintet, the Constitution Brass Quintet, and the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. He studied composition with Erik Nielsen and the Vermont MIDI Composition Project for eight years, and was a finalist for the 2008 Morton Gould Young Composers award. He is currently studying composition and music theory at Harvard University. His goal is to become a professional flutist and composer.
Listen to Zach Sheets perform the 3rd mvt. of the Khatachurian Concerto
Listen to Zach perform “Swiss Shepherd” (Francesco Morlacchi) on piccolo