Arriving from Edina, Minn., seeking a double degree in English and vocal performance, senior tenor Justin Berkowitz has cleared a strong path for himself. He’s held down four years of lead opera roles, most recently playing the title role in Lawrence’s production of “Candide,” and has participated in four years of concert choir and opera scenes. In his “free time,” he manages to fit in work at the Admissions Office, be a residence life advisor and hold the position of the voice department representative for the Dean’s Advisory Council. But while rattling off Berkowitz’s résumé is certainly impressive, it’s his musicality, intelligence and genuine love for the music that set him apart from tenors… I mean singers. When I asked him what he prefers to sing, he gave me the typical tenor response: “High notes!” After that, he continued, “No, but when it comes to art song, I love singing songs that have poetry, poems that can really speak to me on some level and that I can find new or hidden meanings to. I guess it’s the English major coming out in me.” He also mentioned his great love for German music, sparked after spending a term in Vienna – anyone who has spent twenty minutes with Berkowitz knows how much he loves Vienna. He has also found a newfound love for the “bel canto” style of opera, which allows him to sing florid melismas and high note after high note. This is a big weekend for Berkowitz: Friday night, April 23, he’ll be singing with the Lawrence choirs and orchestra in their spring concert together. Then, Saturday, April 24 at 4 p.m., he will perform his senior recital in Harper Hall. His program includes works by Respighi, Rossini, a few particularly beautiful Schumann duets and the famed tenor/ baritone duet from “The Pearl Fishers.” His program naturally also includes works by Roger Quilter, a composer whose works Berkowitz champions. Berkowitz explained why he likes his program: “I feel like all the music speaks to my life at Lawrence; to my friends, professors I’ve worked with and the experiences I’ve had here. It’s the first time I’m really getting up and singing so much music that speaks to me on a personal level.” So start your partying early on Saturday and come hear Berkowitz pop out more high notes than seems reasonable for a human voice. The music is beautiful and he’s not bad to look at, either.