Assistant Principal Horn
Born in Wichita, Kansas and raised in Falls Church, VA, Zachary Smith began horn lessons at age 12. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1982 and held the position of Third Horn with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra from 1983 through 1988. From 1988 to 1994, Smith held the title of Principal Horn with the Savannah Symphony orchestra and most recently was a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. In September 1996, Smith Joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal horn. He has appeared as guest soloist for both the Savannah and Jacksonville symphonies as well as the National Symphony Orchestra, at age 18.
Zach and his wife Helen live in Mt. Lebanon with their three children, Lily, Benjamin and Eli. Smith is on the faculty at Duquesne University and actively represents his fellow musicians through the American Federation of Musicians, Local 60-471.