Sopio is a New York-based jazz and contemporary vocalist and educator from the charming city of Tbilisi, Georgia. Sopio is an assistant professor at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. She teaches jazz vocals to students pursuing their degrees. Sopio holds vocal performance workshops and classes around European higher education musical institutions.
Sopio Murusidze earned her bachelor’s degree at The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. She studied with prominent faculty members Richard Harper, Kate Baker, Marlon Saunders, Charlotte Small, Elisabeth Lohninger, and Rachel Z. During her time at the New School Sopio sang in diverse ensembles led by legendary jazz musicians such as Reggie Workman and Buster Williams.
Sopio has performed with her jazz quartet and duo projects at various music venues and festivals around New York City such as Make Music New York, Citi Summer Series, Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, Society Café, etc.
In fall 2019, Sopio joined the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, performing a vast variety of music, from works of classical greats to those of prominent living composers.
In November 2019, Sopio was cast in the musical “12th Night” staged by Clocktower Players at Irvington Theatre. She performed in four shows including the regional premiere.
At the start of the pandemic, Sopio returned home to Tbilisi, Georgia. Along with her academic career, Sopio actively performs as a jazz vocalist on the music scene in Tbilisi.
I have experience teaching voice to students of all ages and levels. I create individual plans for each student based on their musical tastes and learning styles. I teach vocal technique that allows effortless singing of any genre.