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About Zachary Curtis

Zachary Curtis
Zachary Curtis
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Speaks: English
Instructs: Music Theory, Trumpet
Education: Spring 2021 - University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Masters of Music. Major: Wind Band Conducting Fall 2014 - University of Nevada, Reno - Bachelors of Music Education. Major: Instrumental Music Spring 2011 - College of Southern Nevada - Associates of Arts in Music. Major: Trumpet Performance Zachary Curtis possesses a teaching license from the State of Nevada with a special endorsement in K-12 Music Instruction (License No. 000100885)
Performance Experience: Zachary has extensive experience of performing with a wide variety of musical ensembles including Symphony Orchestras (Toccata Symphony Orchestra and the University of Nevada Reno Philharmonic Orchestra), Musical Pit Orchestras, Jazz Bands (both Big Band and Jazz Combos), Wind Bands (including community bands, marching bands, Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps. and the UNLV Wind Orchestra), and Rock Bands (includes experience with studio recording and live performances).
Teaching Experience: Zachary Curtis' teaching experience includes a student internship in General Elementary and Sixth Grade Beginning Band through the music education degree program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Zachary has also taught General Elementary Music, Sixth Grade Beginning Band, and Seventh Grade Intermediate Band for the Washoe County School District.
Teaching Philosophy: Music is a powerful tool for manifesting creative expression, self-confidence, group cooperation and individual work ethic while reinforcing professional practices exemplified by today’s business leaders and entrepreneurs in an activity proven to activate multiple regions of the brain simultaneously.

Get to know Zachary Curtis

Zachary Curtis was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and began his musical journey in fourth grade playing the trumpet.  During his high school career, he participated in many Las Vegas musical activities including Faith Lutheran Wind Ensemble, Musical Pit Orchestras, Las Vegas Academy Jazz Band and the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic.

Upon graduating from the Las Vegas Academy in 2009 with a degree in World Jazz Studies, Zachary attended the Community College of Southern Nevada where he studied music theory, composition, and trumpet performance. He also participated in a wide variety of chamber and large ensembles including Jazz Band, Community Band, and Orchestra while completing an associates of arts degree in Music.

After graduating from the Community College in 2011, Zachary continued his musical studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and pursued a bachelor’s degree in music education.  Here he advanced his trumpet performance studies with Prof. Paul Lenz and gained a wide range of teaching techniques and procedure through the study of Elementary General Music with Prof. Catherine Pollard.  Zachary was also involved with many of the performance ensembles at the University of Nevada, Reno including the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. A.G. “Mack” McGrannahan III, the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Jason Altieri, and the Wolf Pack Marching Band under the direction of Dr. William Plenk.

Most recently, Zachary has graduated with a master’s degree in wind band conducting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studied under Maestro Thomas G. Leslie and served as a conducting assistant with many of the ensembles including the UNLV “Star of Nevada” Marching Band, New Horizon Band, and Symphonic Band as well as playing trumpet in the UNLV Wind Orchestra. 

Zachary Curtis teaches at:
8700 W Charleston Blvd Suite 104
Las Vegas, NV 89117
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