Sophie Tulga-Norman is a Voice & Music teacher. She has performed as a soloist at opera houses, concerts, festivals, and recitals around the world. As a Voice & Music teacher, she has taught lessons privately at schools and music studios for 25 years. A versatile singer and performer with experience in diverse styles like opera, pop, jazz, and musical theater. She has a wide range of repertoire.
She started her singing career with the well-known Baritone Prof. Bruce Abel at the Stattliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellente Kunst Stuttgart. She has studied Voice-Opera in Germany, Italy, Turkiye, and the United States with some of the world's premier professors, vocal coaches, and conductors attended their master classes, and studied some of the finest conservatoires like Hochschule für Musik, Theater, und Medien Hannover in Germany and Bilkent University Faculty of Music Performing Arts in Turkiye. She has studied individually with world-famous opera singers and conductors like Conductor Antonio Pirolli, Soprano Mirella Freni, Soprano Leyla Gencer, and Baritone Licinio Montefusco. She had role preparation and solo performances under the well-known pianist and solo Répétiteur Hilda Cabezas-Grabner at the Hannover Opera House in Germany. She then started to work at the Ankara State Opera and Ballet House as a singer in Turkiye.
She completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was awarded a vocal scholarship, and a Master's Degree at Western New Mexico University. She has earned the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship, alumni and is a lifelong member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. While studying in the United States, she had the opportunity to perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she performed the lead role of "Orlovsky" in Johann Strauss, Die Fledermaus while attending the University of Texas at Arlington. Some of her solo repertoires include Cherubino in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro," Madame Flora in Menotti's "The Medium," Mother in Menotti's "The Consul" Anita in Bernstein's "West Side Story," Charlotte in Massenet's "Werther." Her solo concert repertoire includes Wagner's "Wesendonk Lieder", Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Mahler's "Des Knaben Wunderhorn", "Der Jugenzeit". Her solo performances were primarily in Europe and United States.
She always found time to share her knowledge in years of experience with others in her career. She has worked with singers, actors, teachers, and performers to better understand their voice and how it is designed to function naturally so they can efficiently and effectively express themselves vocally. Additionally, she has taught individuals from various professional backgrounds how to find and use their voice in a healthy manner and rehabilitation for people suffering from vocal challenges.
Moreover, she has worked successfully with diverse groups and individuals of various ages and backgrounds in each area. As a voice teacher, she always focuses on vocal technical development and self-awareness, relaxation, confidence, performing skills, accuracy, musicality, interpretation, professionalism, and healthily finding and using their voice. She emphasized vocal training with a relaxed, natural, free body and liked to empower also encourage her students, and tended to be quite upbeat as a teacher.
She has always seen tremendous development and success in her students, winning voice competitions, conservatory auditions, soloist, and choir auditions. She also has prepared her students for participation in All-State Choir auditions.
She is married and living with their five cats together & she is also painting abstract pieces.