Allison Cheng, soprano vocalist and instrumentalist has been involved in learning more about music at the age of six. Growing up in a family that embraced music, exposed her to classical music in the choral and orchestra spheres of influence. Her elementary, middle school and high school years were full of music lessons and rehearsals for school choir and other ensembles. She was a member of the Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choir (10 years) and Oregon Pro Arte Youth Chamber Orchestra (2 years). With these two groups she pursued opportunities to travel locally with OPAYCO and domestically and internationally with ORSYC. The most memorable trip she took with ORSYC was to a Choral Music Experience program in 2006 to York, England for two weeks. While in York, she attended masterclasses with Doreen Rao (editor for the Children’s division of Boosey & Hawkes music) and work with the composers of the repertoire. In the fall of 2011 she won the OPAYCO concerto competition and sang with the OPAYCO orchestra in the spring. In the winter of 2012 she won second place in the La Sierra University Concerto Competition and sang with the orchestra during alumni weekend. Her previous roles in the La Sierra Music Department productions include Adele from Diefledermaus and a supporting chorus member in the Sound of Music production. Recently she performed special music at the Oregon Seventh-day Adventist Gladstone Camp Meeting in August with Craig King. The past two years, Allison combined her love of reaching out to the community and passion for music to produce a CD of Hymns from the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, which fundraises money toward People to People Ministries. Her past and present voice teachers and vocal coaches are Elizabeth Eklund, Dr. Anne Young and Dr. Raejin Lee. She currently attends La Sierra University and in her third year of a Vocal Performance and Pre-Med major under the direction of Dr. Raejin Lee , Director of Vocal Studies at La Sierra University. She is involved in Chamber Singers, Chorale, Big Band, Roots Ministry, and outreach opportunities in the Southern California area.