Grades 6-12

Date: February 26th, 2022

Time: 10a - 2:30p



Chicago theatre's finest, Jennie Sophia, will be joining us to teach this amazing masterclass! Jennie is a Goshen native, and Round Barn Theatre alum who has now made Chicago home for her incredible musical theatre career. Jennie has been seen as Fiona in Brigadoon at the Goodman Theatre, and recently made her debut at The Lyric of Chicago as Olga in The Merry Widow and the Anna understudy in The King and I, and much more. Needless to say, you won't want to miss the chance to work with her! 


Jennie wants you to bring in a song you LOVE to sing! A song you would consider your "me song". Please have your song "performance ready". This means you must know all of the correct notes, have the lyrics memorized, know how to sing along with piano accompaniment, have an understanding of the character singing the song, and the musical that it is from. Please wear formal concert attire, and have printed sheet music ready for an accompanist. 


You can read Jennie's full bio below.


JENNIE SOPHIA a native of Goshen, is extremely excited to deposit her heart into the next  generation of artists. She received her first voice lessons at Goshen College and with the help of her beloved teacher, Charlotte Stegman, made her way to Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and then on to Bethel College where she earned a bachelors of music in Vocal Performance. She has now made the big city of Chicago her home in the arts. She debuted at The Lyric of Chicago this past season as Olga/The Merry Widow and Anna Leonowens u/s/ The King and I. She has portrayed many iconic musical-theater heroines, from Fiona/Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre) and Nellie Forbush/South Pacific (Broadway national tour,  also Ogunquit Playhouse) to Fantine/Les Misérables (Drury Lane Oakbrook),  Guinevere/Camelot (Light Opera Works), Lilli-Kate/Kiss Me, Kate (Circle  Theatre), and Lily/The Secret Garden (Court Theatre). At the Chicago Shakespeare Theater she played Riley/How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?. She has also appeared at the American Girl Theatre as Cornelia and Tia Dolores/Circle of Friends and The Round Barn  Theatre as Katie/Plain&Fancy, Belle/Beauty and the Beast, and Hodel/Fiddler on the Roof. 

February 26th Masterclass: Jennie Sophia