A native of Dallas, Parisa Zaeri maintains an active career as a conductor, coach, and collaborative pianist. Equally at home with both musical theater and operatic repertoire, her most recent musical engagements include serving as Music Director for Southern Methodist University's production of The Rape of Lucretia, as well as Music Director for Pacific Opera Project's La bohème and The Mikado. Additional special honors include Parisa’s premiere of two new operas by Michael Vince and Spencer Arias, as well as her participation in the second season of The Dallas Opera Women’s Conducting Institute. When not performing, Parisa spends her time advocating for accessible arts education, currently through her work in the Office of the President at the Colburn School, and prior to this as the former Manager of Education & Community Engagement at Opera Colorado.
Parisa holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance - Collaborative Piano from New York University (New York, NY). She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, cellist Zack Reaves, and two dogs, Cassie and Blue.