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10/27/2004 Linfield student set to play senior recital

McMINNVILLE – Linfield College student Melanie Schalock of McMinnville will present her senior composition recital Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium.

During the performance, which marks the culmination of Schalock’s musical education at Linfield, she will perform on koto and cello, as well as sing. The program includes nine numbers composed by Schalock. She will be accompanied by a number of student and faculty performers.

Schalock, a music composition and Japanese major, has played the cello since the sixth grade, and most recently has participated in the Chamber Ensemble, String Ensemble, Cello Ensemble and Women’s Vocal Ensemble at Linfield. She also plays the Japanese koto and theremin.

With a deep interest in Japan, Schalock began learning the Japanese language at age 14 and traveled to Japan twice before graduating from Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, in 2000. She has participated in the international and Japanese/Asian culture clubs at Linfield and studied Japanese at KCP International Language Institute in Tokyo.

Schalock hopes to expand her musical talents by playing more instruments and experimenting with different compositional techniques. She hopes to become a master koto player, attend graduate school and pursue a doctorate in ethnomusicology.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.