Zach Koors' music seeks to bridge the classic with the contemporary, integrating fresh harmony, inviting lyricism and improvisation. With performances by various soloists and ensembles across the country, Koors has composed works ranging stylistically from Afro-Latin inspired concert music to sonatas of the classical model.
His recent work for flute choir, Eighty Six, will premiere at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN by the award winning Ohio State University Flute Troupe. Currently, Koors is composing a symphonic work called Etch. This piece will be premiered in October 2017 by 18 Columbus musicians who regularly perform with symphony orchestras and hold faculty positions in colleges of music around Central Ohio.
As a percussionist, Koors performs in the piano + percussion duo /rhythmos with fellow composer John Huenemann. He has also performed with various Columbus ensembles including the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, the Westerville Symphony Orchestra, and the MacConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra.
As an educator, Zach Koors teaches 40 private students studying piano, drums, concert percussion, and marching percussion. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio State University where he studied percussion with Susan Powell and Joe Krygier, and composition with Jan Radzynski.
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