Phone: 910-989-2048 ext. 34040
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music from East Carolina University, focus in Music Education
Mr. Zachary Cummings
I am a graduate from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music. I trained under Dr. Keiko Sekino while studying piano at ECU. Under the tutelage of Dr. Wagoner and Dr. Juchniewicz I received accreditation in the area of music education.
Mr. Cummings was born and raised in Sanford, NC and graduated from Lee County High School in 2008. He received the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship and attend East Carolina University. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts, with a specialization in Music Education and was awarded the Keyboard Department Distinguished Student.
After graduating from ECU he student taught in Onslow County at both Hunters Creek and White Oak High School with Brian Edmonds and Perry Ditch. Soon thereafter he was named the Band Director at Jacksonville High School. At JHS Mr. Cummings has been in charge of all band classes and performing ensembles. This includes the jazz band, concert band, wind ensemble, and the Marching Cardinals. His groups have performed all across the state on the field and in the concert hall. He has been a co-director of the Pit Orchestra for the musical and has been an advisor for the Cardinal Ambassadors. He was named the Jacksonville High School Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. He also teaches the basic musicology class (Music Appreciation) and the Teacher Cadet class at JHS. He is currently a member of the Onslow Winds Jazz Band, the Coastal Carolina Community Orchestra, and plays the piano for Meme Simmons "Debbie's Angels Productions", a lovely local theater company.