Zachary Catron

Musical Theatre

The Battle, Not the War: A New Musical (2019)

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Zachary Catron

Concert version: 65 min | Full length version (with intermission): 1 hr 45 min

Developmental History: Concert Reading; Feinstein’s/54 Below, June 4, 2019 | Full Reading; The New School, Feb. 19, 2019 | Act I Reading; The New School, May 5, 2018

Nikola Tesla: The Electrifying Musical (in development)

Music and Lyrics by Zachary Catron

“The Perfect System” (2019)


“But I Won’t” (2018)

Song; Music by Zachary Catron, Lyrics by Lauren Gundrum

Written as a part of the 2018 NYMF Songwriting Workshop


Opera & Ballet

How Eden Came to Burn (in development)

Music by Max Halperin, Libretto by Zachary Catron

chamber opera for two tenors, soprano, and boy soprano

Training in Love (2017)

Music by Zachary Catron, Choreography by Rohan Bhargava

chamber ballet for piano, trumpet, and percussion | 10’

commissioned by the Rovaco Dance Company in conjunction with Alexander Chadwell for 7:1

FP: Zachary Catron, piano; Joshua Bialkin, Bb trumpet; Luis Jacome, percussion; Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, May 13, 2017


Chamber Ensemble

Growing Pains (2019)

for 3 clarinets and piano | 6’

commissioned by Francesca Gray

Upcoming Performance: October 29th, 2019 at Mannes School of Music (55 W 13th St., New York, NY; Stiefel Hall [room 400]) at 8PM

SOL (2019)

for Bb trumpet, electric guitar, percussion, and piano | 6’

the kiss that i wish was my first kiss (2018)

for two pianos | 9’

FP: Quinton Nennig and Zachary Catron, pianos; Mannes School of Music, April 23, 2018

For Mills and the Rest (2017)

for pierrot + percussion | 10’

FP: Anni Yu, violin; Jackie Traish, flute/picc.; Jeremiah Adriano, clarinet; Lora Al-Ahmad, piano; Riley Palmer, percussion; Julie Kim, cello; Mannes School of Music, Dec. 14, 2017

 7 O’Clock Skyline (2016)

for seven percussionists | 5’

commissioned by the New Jersey Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble

FP: New Jersey Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble directed by Dr. Ken Piascik; June 11, 2017

 Choral & Misc. Vocal

Hurrah for America: Ode to 2016 (2017)

song for soprano and piano | 5’

Text by Gertrude Stein

FP: Alexa Jarvis, soprano; Zachary Catron, piano; Mannes School of Music, Apr. 11, 2017

The Cold Wind (2016)

for mixed choir and piano | 5’

Text by Walter de la Mare

FP: Harmonium Choral Society, dir. Anne Matlack; June 4-5, 2016


Mighty Mendham (2016)

Official Alma Mater for West Morris Mendham High School

Music by Zachary Catron, Lyrics by Krista Chen

Listen, Beloved (2015)

for tenor, violin, and piano | 2’30”

Text by e.e. cummings

FP: David Ross Lawn, tenor; Jason Henry, violin; Ray Nugent, piano; Westminster Choir College, July 3, 2015