Zach CheeverAssistant Professor

Associate Director of Bands

Marching Band

Contact Information


  • MUSC 125 Marching Band


  • DMA, University of Colorado Boulder
  • MM, Austin Peay State University
  • BM, Trevecca Nazarene University


Prior to coming to IUP, Zach Cheever studied wind conducting at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was actively involved in all facets of the band program at CU, including the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and Buff Basketball Band, all major concert band ensembles, as well as music education and conducting courses. Before CU, he taught at Trevecca Nazarene University, where he conducted both the Wind Ensemble and Pep Bands.

Cheever is active as a conductor, educator, and composer/arranger. He has presented clinics and conducted ensembles at several institutions in the US. His compositions have been premiered by the University of Colorado Boulder, the Baylor School, and many marching bands around the country. His transcription of Missy Mazzoli’s “Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres” is available through G. Schirmer.

Cheever holds a doctor of musical arts in wind conducting and literature from the University of Colorado Boulder under Donald McKinney; a master of music in instrumental conducting under Gregory Wolynec; and a bachelor of music in music theory and composition from Trevecca Nazarene University.