2022 Organist of the Year
Zach received the award at the annual convention in San Diego in July.
He is the resident organist at Organ Piper Pizza, where he can heard almost nightly. Zach owes his interest in the theater pipe organ to his parents, and also to a visit to Organ Piper Pizza when he was 5 years old (in 1992). In addition to performing, Zach is a pipe organ technician and maintains the Organ Piper's Mighty Wurlitzer; he also has his own theater pipe organ which he is in the process of restoring. Zach has a degree in Recording Technology from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN. He and his wife, Emily, reside in East Troy, WI, where he is also an active volunteer at the East Troy Railroad Museum. Talented in audio and visual work, he edited and compiled all of the concerts for the 2021 Unconventional Convention.