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4/26/2002 Senior music recitals to feature voice, composition

McMINNVILLE – Two Linfield College music students will present their senior voice and composition recitals in May.

Krista Geffre of McMinnville will present a senior voice recital Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Paul Adams of East Wenatchee, Wash., will give a senior composition recital Sunday, May 5, at 8 p.m. Both will be in Melrose Auditorium.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The performances will mark the culmination of both students' educations as they graduate from Linfield June 2. Geffre will earn a bachelor of arts degree in music performance with a minor in religious studies, while Adams will receive a degree in music theory/composition.

Geffre, a mezzo-soprano, is a 1998 graduate of Redmond (Wash.) High School where she excelled in both choir and musical theatre. At Linfield, she has participated in the Linfield Choir and Opera Workshop in excerpts of "Carmen," "La Traviata," "Falstaff," "Orpheus and Euridice" and "Lakme." She began singing in 1986 with the Columbia Girls Choir and has toured worldwide with the group including Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada and within the United States. She performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Seattle Symphony. This fall, Geffre will pursue a master of arts in teaching degree at Willamette University. She hopes to teach music at the elementary level.

At Linfield, Adams has developed a career as a professional jazz pianist/bassist in solo performances, with his own combo, and bands such as the Robert Rife Trio and the Rush Project. He is also an active teacher of piano, guitar and music theory in the McMinnville area. Several of his arrangements have been performed by Linfield ensembles. Adams has been a member of the Concert Choir, Linfield Singers, Masterworks Chorale, Concert Band, Jazz Choir and Jazz Band.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.