Sophia Conrad is a classically trained vocalist with 7+ years' experience singing solo and in various university choirs and church settings. She began her vocal training at age 16 with Dr. Diane Bolden-Taylor (DMA), an esteemed international opera singer and professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Careful instruction of the backbones of classical vocals has allowed her to adapt her voice to any genre of music. Sophia has duplicated and built upon these calculated teachings to consistently sharpen her practice and that of her peers and clients for optimal voice projection, building from the "Alexander Technique."
Due to her consistent practice in classical vocals and controlled breath exercise, she is a firm believer that the backbone of classical vocals transfers dynamically to all genres of singing; she is a valuable asset to beginning vocalists, using a unique approach focusing on air movement and anatomical visualization to help students mold and transform their voice to reach their highest vocal potential.
More specifically, Sophia utilizes intuitive breathing and vocal analyses on her client's voices to pinpoint areas of tension in the body that may hinder a fuller, unrestricted projection. Her goal is to help every client adapt to breath control, use different breathing strategies to create desired vocal "styles," and empower them to push themselves out of their comfort zone to new heights in singing -- challenges they may have thought they could never overcome.
Personally, Sophia's vocal niche is in the R&B and Gospel genres; she had the opportunity to master ear training and harmonization in the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and went on to formal choral vocals in the Baylor Women's Choir. Sophia continued as the lead soloist for the Maryland Gospel Choir in Spring 2022 at University of Maryland. Since performing with the Maryland Gospel Choir, She has had the opportunity to do spontaneous street performance and lead worship for various ministries upon request. She has made connections with music production ministries and is looking forward to composing her own music as she writes daily.
Sophia has had the opportunity to live in four states and travel among most states in the US, making culture, country, gospel and R&B genres an important contributor to her sound.
Growing up in the farmlands of rural northeastern Colorado, Sophia dreamed of moving to a metropolis and pioneering a career path that no one in her family had attempted. While Sophia always makes time for vocal practice and events, she is currently studying Public Health Science at the University of Maryland she is working toward public health internships, graduate school, and one day hopes to be a contributor in Congress.