Prof. Zackery Pride

Zackery Pride
Titles and Organizations

Adjunct Faculty, JAZZ BASS, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: de Laski Performing Arts Bldg
Mail Stop: 3E3


Zackery Pride began his musical studies on violin at seven years old and switched to bass at the age of fourteen. While in high school, he studied with Michael Kurth of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He decided to make a career of music under his tutelage. Upon graduation, he was awarded a music scholarship from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with honors. He later earned the Master of Arts degree at Georgia State University.

During his college and professional career, Zackery Pride studied with Dr. Peter Dominguez, Scott Haigh, Scott Smith, Ray Brown, Buster Williams, Peter Washington, Lonnie Plaxico, Matthew Garrison, Mike Pope, and Rufus Reid. Additionally, he performed with such greats as Lou Rawls, Dorothy Norwood, Robert Shaw, Louis Lane, Robin Eubanks, Vanessa Rubin, Marcus Belgrave, Houston Persons, Frank Morgan, comedian Dave Chappelle, Cyrus Chestnut, Freddy Cole, Wycliffe Gordon, Robert Glasper, Stefon Harris, Mark Whitfield, Lizz Wright, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Mark Murphy, Sharon Clarke, Cassandra Wilson, Tom Browne, Ronnie Laws, Lonnie Liston Smith, Marcus Printup, Eric Reed, George Cables, Winard Harper, Jimmie Ponder, Johnny O’Neil, and Earl Klugh.

Zackery Pride has served with the The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” since 2008. He’s performed for four Presidents, nine Medal of Honor recipients, three USO tours in theaters of combat, and several notable heads of states in governments abroad.


Master of Arts, Georgia State University
BA in Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Honors)