Song Zaikuan, an operatic bass from China, has completed his Doctoral degree in Vocal Performance at Michigan State University College of Music. Dr. Song made his New York debut as Zuniga in Carmen with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. His most recent opera performances include Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Opera Grand Rapids, Banco in Macbeth with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina, Sarastro in The Magic Flute with Opera Grand Rapids and Toledo Opera. He has played roles as Germano in La Scala di Seta, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Mr. Emerson in A Room with a View, Changwu Ye in the Chinese Opera The Savage Land and Ariodate in Xerxs with MSU Opera Theater. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from China Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China, and earned Performance Diploma at Michigan State University College of Music. Song won the first place in the National NATS competition in advanced college/Independent Studio men division in Las Vegas, June 2018. He won the Honors Competition at Michigan State University in 2019. He was the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2020 Midwest Region Finalist, third prize.