Zachary Ullery made his choral conducting debut at the age of 15 when he was appointed Organist and Choirmaster at the Carlisle (Kentucky) Presbyterian Church. Since then his passion for the choral arts has deepened and flourished.
Zach is a native of Maysville, Kentucky, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2004 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. During his under- graduate studies, Zach studied violin, piano, organ, and voice. In 2008 he received dual Masters Degrees from the University of Kentucky in Choral Conducting and Music Education. In addition, he has completed advanced studies in Orff-Schulwerk, a developmental approach to music education for children. From 2004 to 2006, Zach was Director of Choral Activities at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, KY, while also serving as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, KY, from 2001 to 2008. During his graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, Zach studied choral conducting with Dr. Jefferson Johnson and Dr. Lori Hetzel. Zach served as Conductor of the University of Kentucky Choristers, the Assistant Conductor of the University Chorale and as the Assistant Conductor and Accompanist for the renowned Men’s Chorus.
In 2011, Zach was appointed full-time Director of Music at the American Cathedral in Paris. In this capacity, Zach manages the Cathedral’s extensive music program, which includes the Cathedral Choir, the Choirs for Youth and Children, and music education programs. In addition, Zach is the Artistic Director of Les Arts George V, the American Cathedral’s arts organization which hosts over one hundred concerts a year and nurtures the creative impulse of the cathedral community. Zach also serves as the Musical Director for the annual conventions of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.