Zac Zinger

Zac Zinger

Music Composer and Musician

New York City, New York

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March 2012
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About Zac

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Zac Zinger has been writing and playing music for over seventeen years. Now based in New York City, he is a 2011 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music with degrees in Jazz Composition and Film Scoring, and has received numerous awards including a 2016 Asian Cultural Council Artist Grant; the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards; the 2013 ASCAP Johnny Mandel Prize; the 2009 and 2010 Herb Pomeroy Jazz Composition Awards; and the 2007 Pittsburgh Jazz Society Leadership Award. He has written for short and feature-length films and video games, including compositions for Street Fighter V, Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories, jazz arrangements of CAPCOM's Monster Hunter and Okami series, and big band arrangements for the Rooster Teeth's animated series, RWBY, which reached #1 on the iTunes charts in May 2016.

A multi-talented performer, Zac plays saxophones, flute, clarinet, shakuhachi, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), and a host of ethnic flutes. He has had the pleasure of performing in eleven countries with the likes of Anat Cohen, Kirill Gerstein, Mario Frangoulis, Nobuo Uematsu, and Wataru Hokoyama. He regularly writes and performs with his progressive jazz quartet, the Zac Zinger Group, and his Japanese traditional/jazz fusion duet, KAI.

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Credits

  • Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter V (2016)
    Video Game by CAPCOM Composer

  • Armed and Gelatinous

    Armed and Gelatinous (2015 - 2016)
    Video Game by Three Flip Studios Composer

  • RWBY

    RWBY (2014 - 2016)
    Series by Rooster Teeth Arranger

  • Lazer Team

    Lazer Team (2016)
    Film by Rooster Teeth Arranger

  • A Sign of the Times

    A Sign of the Times (2016)
    Theater by Goodspeed Music Assistant

  • Monster Hunter: The Jazz

    Monster Hunter: The Jazz (2015)
    Music by CAPCOM Arranger

  • Okami Jazz Arrange

    Okami Jazz Arrange (2015)
    Music by CAPCOM Arranger

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories

    Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (2014)
    by Namco-Bandai Composer/Orchestrator

  • Monster Hunter Swing

    Monster Hunter Swing (2012)
    Music by CAPCOM Arranger

  • Out of Alignment (Comedy)

    Out of Alignment (Comedy) (2012)
    Film by Out of Alignment Productions Composer/Orchestrator/Sequencer/Mixing Engineer

  • Noah (Drama)

    Noah (Drama) (2011)
    Film by Identical Films Composer/Orchestrator/Sequencer/Mixing Engineer

  • The Filth and the Fury (Video Game)

    The Filth and the Fury (Video Game) (2010)
    Internet by Universal Happymaker Composer/Orchestrator/Sequencer/Mixing Engineer

  • Perista (Animation)

    Perista (Animation) (2010)
    Film (short) by Kim Weiner Composer

  • RWBY Soundtrack: Vol. 2

    RWBY Soundtrack: Vol. 2 (2002)
    Music by Rooster Teeth Arranger

Awards

  • ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award
    (2014)

  • ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award
    (2013)

  • ASCAP Johnny Mandel Prize
    (2013)

  • ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award
    (2012)

  • Herb Pomeroy Award (Excellence in jazz composition and arranging)
    (2010)

  • Herb Pomeroy Award (Excellence in jazz composition and arranging)
    (2009)

  • Pittsburgh Jazz Society Award (Leadership, musical excellence)
    (2007)

Education

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