Applauded by audiences for his “elegantly nuanced playing”, Texas native Zane Mallett is currently pursuing his graduate studies in harp performance at the Shepherd School of Music with a full-tuition scholarship. He is the principal harpist in the El Paso Symphony. Zane studies with Paula Page, former principal harpist of the Houston Symphony. Previously, he studied with Naoko Nakamura, principal harpist of the Dallas Winds. Zane was a recent prizewinner in the Ruth Barr competition, April 2022. A finalist of the SMU Meadows Concerto Competition in Dallas, Zane has been a featured performer at the Round Top Music Festival, Pierre Monteux School, Texas Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival. In the summer of 2018, he was named a Bernard Osher Instrumental Scholar. He has performed in masterclasses for harpists such as Judy Loman, Emily Levin, Megan Conley, and Sasha Boldachev. Zane currently is a freelance musician and private teacher in Houston. He is teacher-certified in the state of Texas and holds a Bachelor of Music in Education and Harp Performance from Southern Methodist University.