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Zach Zubow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Music
Art, Design & Music Department, College of Arts & Sciences

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Dr. Zach Zubow is assistant professor of music at Queens and teaches music theory and composition. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recently, Dr. Zubow’s composition for percussion and interactive electronics was accepted to the International Computer Music Conference in Athens, Greece.

His music has been performed on numerous conferences and festivals including SEAMUS, SCI, Iowa Composers Forum, Electronic Music Midwest, College Music Society, Five Colleges New Music Festival and many other events throughout the world. As well as composing, Dr. Zubow is an active music theorist, recently publishing an article about György Ligeti’s “Fanfares” from Ètudes for Piano (Book 1).

Dr. Zubow is very passionate about teaching. His goals are to teach a well-rounded musician in any expertise through active listening and engaged study. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2012, Dr. Zubow has taught at Grinnell College, Cornell College, Coe College, and Kirkwood Community College.


Ph.D., Music Composition, University of Iowa
M.M., Music Composition, Illinois State University
B.A., Music, Luther College