A BM graduate in Music Composition from the University of Michigan, Zac Lavender is focusing his career on film scoring (attending NYU; Fall 2014). Zac is currently scoring the movie “Bad Girls,” a film made through the University of Michigan Screen Arts & Cultures and set to premiere at the Ann Arbor and Traverse City Film Festival. Along with writing/ performing music for several commercial projects, Mr. Lavender has created the film score for senior thesis film project (Dylan Niles, director – California State University) and composed a song for the 2013 film, Mad.
As a classically-trained composer, Zac has written for a number of different ensembles, including commissions by new music ensemble, Latitude 49 (Chicago/NYC), a Sax Quartet for the Moaning Frogs Ensemble, a Cello Sonata that received a dual premiere at both at Juilliard and U of M, a String Quartet for the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, an Oboe and Viola duo for Graduate students at the Yale School of Music, various Jazz combos, a Chamber Opera for the Comphaus Players, as well as works for Chorus and Small Orchestra. His works have been featured on Composer’s Circle and Last.fm. Additionally, he has served as arranger for a number of different pop songs at the University of Michigan’s Duderstadt Studio and Seanachie productions (Detroit).
As a performer, Zac plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, cello, fiddle, electric bass, electric and acoustic piano, harpsichord, harmonica, trumpet, drum set, and sings tenor. He has sung with the University of Michigan Choir, the Michael O’Neal Singers, and the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde. Zac has also played cello with the University of Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra and served two seasons as principal with the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra (Atlanta). He was also a member of the University of Michigan’s acclaimed Creative Arts Orchestra.
Zac Lavender – Broken Consort
for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello