Harlan Zackery, Jr. teaches piano, conducting and music history at Jackson State University and is Director of Music at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He completed the Bachelor of Music degree in music education, cum laude, as well as the Master of Music in choral conducting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was a 2004 winner of the UNCG Conducting Competition. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, and Pi Kappa Lambda music honor fraternity. Zackery has taught band and chorus in middle and elementary schools in North Carolina. In addition, he has served as assistant director of the Durham Youth Symphony and has been on the faculties of Bennett College and Guilford College. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada as a piano soloist, accompanist, conductor and clinician. Zackery is also quite active as a choral conductor and a musical director and actor for musical theatre. He is founder of the a capella ensemble, All For Him, which has performed around the country and on national television. In 2012, Zackery, along with Dr. D. Royce Boyer, co-founded the Jackson Metro Male Chorus, a skillful group of male singers of all ages, residing in the metro-Jackson area. He also serves as accompanist and assistant artistic director for the Jackson Choral Society. As a theatre professional, Zackery has served as musical director for over thirty musicals, most recently touring the southern US with the new musical Jewish Books Cooking and making his regional theatre acting debut as actor and music director in Mahalia! A Gospel Musicl. He is currently completing requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern Mississippi.