Zachary Glick

Zachary Glick, 22, is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Chicago. He is pursuing degrees in both Music and Molecular Engineering. Zach is a conducting student of James Setapen, Director of the Music Institute of Chicago, and has also studied privately with Barbara Schubert, Director of Music Performance at the University of Chicago. Additionally, Zach recently attended the 2022 installment of Maestro Donald Schleicher’s CMWS Chicago Workshop. Zach is the founder and conductor of two University of Chicago student ensembles. No Strings Attached, is a wind octet dedicated to repertoire for these forces. The second is currently committed to the study and performance of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Zach has also been privately studying clarinet performance for 13 years and is currently a member of the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Chicago, in which he plays both clarinet and bass clarinet. In addition to his background as an instrumentalist in clarinet performance, Zach’s music education began at the age of three at the Thurnauer School of Music in the realm of Suzuki classical guitar. There, he studied with Seth Himmelhoch, and upon moving to Chicago, with Denis Azabagic at Roosevelt University. Zach’s guitar studies have taken him to the Eastern Music Festival (2019) and the Aspen Music Festival (2021). His life as a guitarist has recently expanded to include his participation in the University Chamber Orchestra. He is very excited by his current involvement in a performance of “Ecco ridente” from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.