Praised for her “vibrant stage presence” (Twin Cities Star Tribune) and for “possessing a voice as emotional as it is charming” (Wilmington Star News), soprano Sophie Amelkin performs actively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the region.
Recent stage credits include Despina (Così fan tutte), St. Teresa of Avila (Four Saints in Three Acts), Bianca (La Rondine), and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro). Select concert highlights include chamber ensemble performances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, and MPLS (imPulse). Sophie was recently engaged as a Professional Fellow at SongFest, an intensive Los Angeles based art song festival, where she was featured as a recitalist in collaboration with composer John Musto. In the fall of 2017, Sophie will travel to Dallas with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale to record the upcoming album titled American Voices.
Sophie received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota.
When she is not performing, Sophie works as a private voice instructor at Chanson Voice & Music Academy in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For information about lessons, the link to her studio can be found here: http://www.chansonvoicestudios.com/sophie-amelkin/.