Zachary Shemon

Valade Fellow, Saxophone, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Saxophone Institute

Assistant Professor of Saxophone, University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; Alto Saxophonist, PRISM Quartet

Performer Diploma, saxophone, Indiana University; M.M., saxophone performance, University of Michigan; B.M., saxophone performance, University of MIchigan

Zachary Shemon is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. This is his fourth summer serving on the Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Saxophone Summer Institute faculties. He was the first prize winner of the inaugural International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in Columbus, GA. Since joining the PRISM quartet in 2007 as the ensemble's alto saxophonist, he has recorded on the Albany, innova, Naxos, New Dynamic, New Focus, and XAS labels and performed on many of the world's leading festivals for contemporary music including the Bang on a Can Marathon, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and SONiC Festival. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, where he studied with Donald Sinta and Otis Murphy, respectively. Zachary Shemon is a Conn-Selmer artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones. As a D'Addario Woodwinds artist, he performs on Reserve reeds and aids in product research and design.