Meet the Musician
Zoë is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter-producer from Jupiter, Florida. She has been singing ever since she could talk and began playing the guitar at five years old. Although she is a Florida native, Zoë also lived in South Africa for much of her childhood, which influenced her diverse music taste. Now, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music at Florida State University.
Throughout her life and music career, Zoë has engaged with a wide variety of genres of music, including indie, folk, classical, classic rock, jazz, Afro-pop, choral, and even musical theater. In 2018, she performed in the ensemble in High School Musical Jr. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The following year, she played as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Jr. at Extreme Musical Theater Camp. Then, in 2020, Zoë successfully auditioned for and participated in Oklahoma City University’s Ultimate Summer Music Experience. Other locations and events at which she has performed include the South Florida State Fair, the Eissey Campus Theater, twice at Walt Disney World, Orlando, the Chicago Heritage Festival, and Carnegie Hall. In 2020, she earned Superior in the District Solo & Ensemble with the Florida Vocal Association, qualifying for the state level. Moreover, being a self-taught contemporary pianist and ukulelist, from 2020 to 2021, Zoë assisted in teaching ukulele, piano, and music theory to high school students.
Since living in Tallahassee, Zoë has played several times at The Other Side Vintage for Tallahassee’s monthly First Friday event, both on her own and with her band, The Sparrows, for which she is the rhythm guitarist, a singer, and a songwriter. She formed the band with her friends MØNARCH, Xavier, Austin, and Daniel at the beginning of 2022, and since then, they have played gigs at The Other Side Vintage, The Bark, The Warrior On The River, The Moon, and more. At FSU, Zoë continues to perform and collaborate with her peers. She sings in Levana, FSU’s treble choir and even composed a piece that the choir sang at one of their concerts. She will be performing this piece again with a smaller choir for the TEDxFSU Conference in March 2023. She also participated in FSU’s Seasonal Celebration with combined choirs, having a solo in a South African gospel piece.
When writing music and performing, Zoë aims to create an intimate atmosphere and connect with her audience on an emotional level, allowing them to truly experience the music with her.