Yucheng “Alex” Zhang is actively involved as both a composer and arranger. His compositions have been performed and recorded throughout U.S. and China by various ensembles including L’abri Trio, Music&Friends Chamber Ensemble, Sonic Harvest Chamber Orchestra, Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra, Linfield Concert Choir, University of Northern Colorado Chamber Choir, as well as features with the North American Saxophone Alliance Biannual Conference and Atlantic Music Festival. Originally from Chengdu China, Zhang completed a master’s degree in music theory and composition at University of Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in music at Linfield College, with an emphasis on vocal performance and composition. He is currently a DMA candidate in composition at Texas Tech University, where he studies under Dr. Jennifer Jolley. His previous composition teachers include Dr. Robert Ehle, Dr. Eric Alexander, and Dr. Richard Bourassa; he has also studied vocal performance with Dr. Anton Belov.
Zhang is also immersed in music pedagogy and education, having taught at both the collegiate and secondary education levels. In 2013, he was a research assistant for a faculty research endeavor, aiding his professor’s dissertation on topics of aural skills training and improvisation in collegiate classroom, which has been published in the Columbia University archive of doctoral studies. Zhang completed a post-baccalaureate teaching licensure program in music education at University of Northern Colorado in 2019, and he is currently a music theory Graduate Part-Time Instructor at Texas Tech University. As a choral director, Zhang has served as the music director at Timnath Presbyterian Church for 3 years. In addition to music, Zhang is interested in photography, and he served as the senior photographer for The Linfield Review.