Bharati's approach to teaching involves helping her students develop a solid,
healthy vocal technique, which includes understanding basic vocal function and health,
exercising and strengthening the full vocal range, and practicing appropriate breathing and support.
This functional method of teaching allows students to apply their technique
to a variety of musical styles including classical, musical theater, pop, rock, and jazz.
Besides learning how to sing, students will learn how to read music and explore basic music theory -
an essential element for becoming a good musician!
Bharati Soman, soprano, lives in Falls Church, VA where she maintains a private voice studio
and teaches after-school voice lessons at Fairfax High School.
Bharati was on the voice faculty at UC Davis for three years,
and taught privately in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Areas.
She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS),
Music Teachers National Association/Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (MTNA/NVMTA),
and has a Level III Certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method.
Bharati's students have won roles in school & community productions,
have been accepted to District Chorus, All-VA Chorus, VA Senior Honors Choir, VA Governor's School,
and have received honors in various voice competitions
including the Lions of Virginia Bland Music Scholarship Competition,
and State & Regional NATS Student Auditions.
Her students have also been accepted to competitive summer programs and college music programs including
Point Park University, Chicago College of Performing Arts, San Francisco Conservatory, Ithaca College,
Oklahoma City University, Elon University and Shenandoah Conservatory.
In addition to teaching, Bharati is an active performer.
Credits include lead roles with Sacramento Opera, Pocket Opera, Cinnabar Theatre,
Livermore Valley Opera, Davis Comic Opera, & Capitol Opera Sacramento.
Bharati has also performed concert works with Choralis, the Golden Gate Philharmonic,
Kensington Symphony Orchestra, UC Davis Symphony, and given recitals for Oakland Lyric Opera.
Currently, Bharati is the Co-Artistic Director of Sopranessence (formerly 7 Sopranos),
and is on the DC-Metro roster for Opera on Tap.
Bharati is a past winner of the San Francisco Sinfonietta Messiah Competition and
the East Bay Opera League Young Artists Scholarship Awards Competition.
She has also been a finalist in Orlando Opera's Rehfuss Singing Actor Competition
and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards - Pacific Region, and
placed in Eugene Opera’s Belle Voci National Competition
and Maryland Opera Society’s Marie E. Crump Vocal Arts Competition.
Bharati holds a Bachelor of Music from James Madison University,
and a Master of Music and Performer Diploma from Indiana University.
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