Zach Buie works as a trumpet performer and teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Utah School of Music. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Music from Baylor University.
Zach has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central America in venues such as the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Cadogan Hall in London, Auditorio de Zaragoza in Spain, and Lincoln Theater in Napa Valley among others. He can be heard on numerous CD's with various labels in classical, jazz, alternative, rock, soul, and funk styles. He is on the premier recording of John Corigliano's Circus Maximus written for the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, which was featured on NPR, at Carnegie Hall, and other performances across the United States and Europe. Zach also premiered and recorded Joseph Turrin's first opera, The Scarecrow, in 2006.
He currently performs with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Macao Orchestra in China, and the Helena Symphony in Montana. Recent solo appearances have included the Arutiunian Concerto with the Utah Philharmonia, Hovahaness' Prayer of St. Gregory with the Sul Ross State University Wind Ensemble (Texas), multiple world premieres of new works for solo trumpet, and solo recitals at various Chamber Music Series. Zach served as third trumpet of the Round Rock Symphony from 2009-2014 and the Waco Symphony from 2007-2009.
He has also performed with orchestras in Austin, Brazos Valley, San Antonio, San Salvador, and Longview, as well as The Dallas Winds, Imperial Brass of Dallas, Utah Festival Opera, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, Salt Lake Choral Artists, Utah Wind Symphony, Osmond Chapman Orchestra, Terry Cavanagh & the Alpine Express, The Phoenix Jazz & Swing Band, Flyjack, and the Jack Melick Big Band. Zach has shared the stage with artists such as Ben Folds, Phil Smith, David Osmond, Allen Vizzutti, Anton Nell, Clay Walker, Joe Alessi, The Walkmen, Ralna English, Hedda Layne, MGMT, and Carly Wolf.
From 2010 to 2014, Zach performed and toured with Soul Track Mind, a 7-piece original soul/funk outfit based in Austin. He was featured on three of their albums while being recognized by The New York Times Magazine and The Huffington Post as leaders in the resurgence of soul music. This project led to performances at South by Southwest Music Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival, and countless venues from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
Zach Buie is on the faculty of Western Wyoming College where he conducts the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and teaches applied brass. He also teaches courses in brass pedagogy and literature at the University of Utah, in addition to coaching brass sectionals and chamber ensembles. Zach held a similar position at Baylor University where he taught applied trumpet lessons as a graduate assistant to Professor Wiff Rudd. In recent years, Zach led a public school band program including junior high and high school ensembles in Marfa, Texas. He has presented brass masterclasses at numerous schools throughout the U.S., China, and Latin America. He recently led clinics on brass pedagogy at the University of Idaho and the College of Southern Idaho for the Idaho Bandmasters Association and the Idaho Music Educators Association. As a member on the Board of Directors for the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City, Zach is leading their new educational outreach program to bring chamber music performances and clinics to local schools.
While in Austin, Zach maintained a private studio of nearly fifty students, and now teaches privately in the Salt Lake City area. His students have been accepted into the Texas All-State concert bands and jazz band, the Korean Summer Youth Orchestra, The National Trumpet Competition, and into the music schools of Northwestern University, Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Texas, the University of Utah, Boise State University, and Utah State University. Zach was awarded a Teaching Fellowship in 2017 with the MusAid organization. This opportunity took him to El Salvador for two weeks where he taught lessons, led group rehearsals, and performed alongside El Sistema students. Zach is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the International Trumpet Guild. His principal teachers include Travis Peterson, Tim Andersen, Chris Carrillo, Ray Sasaki, and Wiff Rudd.
Zach Buie is an endorsing artist for Bach trumpets.