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Grace Yu-Xin Zhao

Grace Yu-Xin Zhao

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Hi! My name is Grace and I'm a current undergrad at Princeton University with a minor in music theater. While I haven't had any professional experience (yet, hopefully), I've been heavily involved in the theater program at Princeton primarily as a performer and music director. As an Asian American woman, I continually strive to broaden representation for marginalized voices; my greatest aspiration is to tell stories, either by writing and composing my own or by performing such roles, that deserve a greater platform amidst our western canon of predominantly white-American theater. Eager to learn more and excited to be plugged in with this amazing network of womxn!

    Past credits at Princeton University include:
    - Sweeney Todd (music director, cancelled due to COVID-19 interruptions)
    - The World Premiere of "Sister Mok-rahn", by Eunsung Kim, translated by Dayoung Jeong (played "Jo Da-jah"; music director)
    - Mother Courage and Her Children (played "Swiss Cheese"; music director, conductor, accordionist, pianist)
    - Spring Awakening (music director, conductor, pianist, guitarist)
    - The Princeton Triangle Club's 128th Fall Show (cast member)

    Professional Experience

    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)

    My Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards
    • Ukulele
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • MUSE

    Person of Color?

    • Yes