Socks Whitmore is a classically trained vocalist, singer-songwriter, and educator. Born and raised in Maryland, Socks is accomplished in a variety of performance styles and has experience ranging from composition and performance for local charity benefits to singing on prominent stages such as that of the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, and the Sydney Opera House.
She has a passion for working with and teaching others in the field of music. Specializing in musical theatre, popular, and original music, Socks possesses three years of experience tutoring peers (at the high school level) in music theory and voice, as well as other academic subjects.
Socks studied voice under Katherine Groh-Fitzsimmons and Kyle Weary for four years while she attended the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the arts high school in Hagerstown, Maryland, where she graduated from in 2017 as a vocalist and valedictorian of her senior class. Socks is currently pursuing a BFA in VoiceArts at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA, where she studies voice with Paul Berkolds, advanced tonal theory with Paul Vorwerk, and post-tonal theory with Ethan Marks.
Socks offers one-on-one and small group music theory tutoring, vocal coaching services (with a focus on musical theatre, contemporary, and/or Western art music), and songwriting lessons, with the aim of providing individual attention to each student in order to cultivate a strong understanding of the essential structure of music, the ability to analyze and interpret the ideas behind a piece of music, and, for performers, a foundation in character and stage presence for a stronger overall performance.