Socks Whitmore is a classically trained vocalist and singer-songwriter. 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.
Her most noteworthy musical achievements include solo performances with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, becoming a Washington County Teen Idol Finalist, performances as part of the Maryland All-State, the All-Eastern, the All-National, and the Honors Performance Series (international) choirs; and the large roles of Sam and Brack Weaver in Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene” and “Down in the Valley.
While she has experience in a variety of musical genres, Socks’ main focuses are musical theatre/film, popular, and original music, and her performance and composition in those styles are informed by her experience in choir performance, classical voice, and even playing other instruments including flute and piano.
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 the Performer-Composer program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA, where she studies with Paul Berkolds.