Zachery S. Meier, from Duluth, MN, is a composer currently living in Iowa City, Iowa. Prior to his arrival in Iowa, Meier has studied composition at Washington State University and the University of Minnesota. His music has been heard in venues and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Vietnam. Meier is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Iowa as a graduate teaching assistant, where he is studying with David Gompper. Along with his studies at the University of Iowa, his additional composition professors include Ryan Hare, Scott Blasco, Gregory Yasinitsky, and Justin Rubin.