"Zachary J. Moore (b. 1992) is an American composer and arranger currently studying music education at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Zach, who is a native resident of Wisconsin, attended Muskego High School and began composing in 2009 at the age of fifteen. Since then, Zach has had the opportunity to receive lessons and guidance from some of the worlds leading choral composers including Eric Barnum, Dan Forrest, Ola Gjeilo, Ethan Wickman, Timothy Takach and Jake Runestad. From 2013 to the present, Zach has received an increasing amount of commissions and performances from choral groups and societies all over the nation. Noteworthy commissions include an arrangement in 2014 for the North Central American Choral Directors Association’s project, “A Community That Sings”; and more recently three commissioned works for his composer-in-residence with The Master Singers for their 2014 – 2015 Concert Season. In addition to commissions, some notable performances of his works include premieres by groups at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire including theWomen’s Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Allan Rieck, and Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gary R. Schwartzhoff; and a performance at the 2014 Nebraska State Music Educator’s Association Conference. Throughout Zach’s career as a composer he has received numerous awards for his compositions. In 2010, he sent in his first composition to the Wisconsin Student Music Association’s Student Composition Project, earning third place. More recently, in 2014, he sent in an entry to the renowned American Prize competition earning a spot as a Finalist."