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Linfield senior presents vocal, composition recital

Yucheng (Alex) Zhang '14Linfield College senior Yucheng (Alex) Zhang will present a senior recital Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Zhang, a music major from Chengdu, China, will sing classical art songs and arias in different languages. He will also perform original compositions that he has worked on over the past few years.

Zhang studies vocal performance with Anton Belov, assistant professor of music at Linfield, and composition with Richard Bourassa, professor of music at Linfield. As a vocalist, Zhang has been featured as a soloist in the Linfield Choir several times, is currently the bass section leader, performed the role of Papageno during the spring 2012 Opera Theatre concert production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and won the classical vocal solo component of the Cascade Chapter of the International Association of Teachers of Singing competition last spring. As a composer, he has arranged pieces that have been performed by the Linfield Jazz Band, and his piece “Dirge in Woods” will be premiered by the Linfield Concert Choir this spring.

Zhang plans to pursue a master’s degree in composition upon graduation. In addition to music, Zhang is also interested in photography and is currently the senior photographer for the Linfield Review.

The recital is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.