Instruments: Voice & Piano

Styles: Musical Theater, Classical, Folk/Rock, Jazz, Pop

Ages: 10+

Specialties: Foundational healthy vocal technique, Musical Theater, Audition Prep, Opera/Contemporary Classical, Voice Rehabilitation, Crossover technique, Folk/Rock

Sophie Amelkin is a vibrantly versatile singer/actor who has performed in Equity theatrical houses, contemporary opera, and professional chamber ensembles across the country. Last season, Sophie made her New York City theatrical debut playing the title role in the new musical My Princess Diana at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Additional selected upcoming and recent stage appearances include a performance of contemporary chamber opera The Dybbuk (New York City), Cabaret Soloist (Tabletop Broadway), a recital of Ladino and Yiddish art song (Minneapolis), The Buddy Holly Story (Amana, IA), and soloist in Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Skål Chamber Collective, a cross-over chamber ensemble with whom she is a core member. Additional operatic credits include Despina (Così Fan Tutte), St. Teresa of Avila (Four Saints in Three Acts), Bianca (La Rondine), and Witch (Hansel and Gretel).

Sophie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (B.M. Vocal Performance) and the University of Minnesota (M.M. Vocal Performance). Sophie has workshopped with many of NYC’s top musical theater industry casting directors, agents, and stage directors. Sophie is currently based in Washington, D.C., and teaches primarily via zoom/skype. www.sophieamelkin.com

Sophie’s teaching philosophy stems from a belief that great singers build their voices and overall craft on a foundation of strong, practiced technique, as well as expressive, adventurous, dramatic exploration. She believes that technicality and expressivity serve one another beautifully. She also strongly advocates for the study of theory and piano to better serve students throughout their musical lives.

Sophie’s Fees:
30 minutes – $45
45 minutes – $55
60 minutes – $70

Packages of 4
(4) 30 minutes lessons – $160
(4) 45 minutes lessons – $200
(4) 60 minutes lessons – $260

Students needing to cancel a scheduled lesson must give at least 24 hours advance notice in order for the lesson to be rescheduled. If a student cancels a lesson with less than 24 hours notice, payment for the canceled lesson will still be owed and the lesson will not be rescheduled. Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made for emergency situations.

If Sophie must cancel a lesson, the student will be notified and the lesson will be rescheduled at an alternative time convenient to the student.

Sophie teaches primarily via zoom/skype and availability is very flexible Monday – Saturday. Contact Sophie at sophie.amelkin@gmail.com to schedule a lesson time.

Sophie's Media

Sophie Amelkin
The President Sang Amazing Grace

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Gorgeous
The Apple Tree

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En Svane
Edvard Grieg