A 2006 graduate of Peru High School and the 2006 Cole Porter Scholarship recipient, Zak recently graduated from Butler University where he studied music education. He was named one of the top 10 men at Butler University. Zak has played the piano since 1995. He began lessons with Mrs. Nancy Spahr. Zak studied piano with Mrs. Jenny Mobley and trombone with Mr. Jared Rodin at Butler University where he was a member of the Butler University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, and Basketball Band. Zak is currently teaching music for Franklin Township Community Schools, and leads the Peru Community Orchestra. Zak has enjoyed playing at the Cole Porter Festival for several years and is looking forward to performing again this year.