Zachary Feingold is Principal Bassoon of the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey and the Berkshire Opera Festival in Great Barrington, MA. He has performed with professional ensembles including the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Grand Rapids Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, and more. As an educator, Zachary has presented master classes at numerous institutions including Rutgers University and Grand Valley State University. He is on faculty at the Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, NJ and the Rutgers Community Arts Program. Zachary was invited to perform with the National Repertory Orchestra for their 2019 season and has attended other prestigious festivals including Festival Napa Valley, Hot Springs Music Festival, and Music Academy International. Zachary holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Temple University and is completing his doctoral studies at Rutgers University. His teachers include Roger Nye, Michelle Rosen, and Angela Anderson Smith.