WEE KIAT CHIA 30, born in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, is a doctoral student at Boston University School of Music, where he studies with Dr. Lynn Eustis. Mr. Chia’s recent engagements and achievements include his participation at The Song Continues series presented by Carnegie Hall, and the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar in 2016, where he was given the chance to work with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and composers Alan Smith and Tom Cipullo. In September 2016, Mr. Chia participated in the professional première of the Beth Morrison Projects’ Ouroboros Trilogy in Boston, covering the roles of Xiao Qing (Green Snake) in all three operas. This is his first summer at the Music Academy of the West.