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 Conductor for Pacific Opera Project's productions of La Bohème and The Mikado, as Staff Coach/Accompanist of Opera Colorado's Artist in Residence Program, as well as Music Director of Parker Performing Arts' The Addams Family. 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 arts education, currently as Impact & Assessment Analyst 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.