Zachary Al-Radiedeh is an avid performer and educator residing in the Baltimore area. His eclectic career in music began when he chose the euphonium in fifth grade, mistakenly thinking it was a French horn. Since then, Zachary has become an active performer on many other instruments, including trombone, tuba, voice, and bass, and his performance idioms have ranged from classical to punk to folk fusion.
Zachary is currently studying music education at Towson University, where he studies euphonium under the tutelage of U.S. Navy musician David Perkel. In addition to Professor
Perkel, Zachary has studied euphonium with Matthew Shipes, Seth Horner, and James Hicks, and trombone with Natalie Mannix. Zachary is the former bassist of a successful Baltimore area pop-punk band, Somewhat Superhero, and currently lends his voice and trombone proficiency to a new folk rock project, The Moon is Flat.
Outside of concert-style playing, Zachary has built a reputation as a performer and sought-after teacher in the world of marching music. As a marching member himself, he joined the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps for two national tours in 2015 and 2016, was a member of the Cadets2 Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014, and was a featured soloist with the
Towson University Marching Band in 2015. Zachary has taken these experiences in top level ensembles and applied them as an active instructor and consultant for marching ensembles in the Baltimore area and beyond: he has served on the instructional staffs of Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps, the TowsonUniversity Marching Band, the Urbana High School Marching Band, and the Rockville HighSchool Marching Band. Currently, Zachary serves as the Visual Coordinator for the Perry HallHigh School Marching Band.
Zachary’s professional associations include membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, TauBeta Sigma, and the National Association for Music Education. In 2013, Zachary was arecipient of the prestigious Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence, an award presented toa select group of outgoing high school seniors presented by the United States Marine Corps.