KAREN SOROCA - BIOGRAPHY
KAREN SOROCA is passionate about creating inspirational songs
and dance music with her writing partner, Janet Marie,
and this passion is lifelong; music and dance have always been
an integral part of her life.
Karen grew up hearing her father sing to Caruso and Sinatra records.
It inspired her at an early age to write, direct and "star" in
backyard musicals, raising money for charities. Later, she went
on to Hofstra University, where she graduated with a degree in
vocal music. While there, she also studied composition,
counterpoint and theory. An M.A. in choreography and dance
was also earned from N.Y.U.
In her career, this multi-talented artist has worked in Los Angeles,
San Francisco and New York. She has been a singer/musical director,
choreographer/dancer, actress, writer, and teacher.
Soroca has sung professionally on commercials, television, film,
recordings, on stage and with chamber groups and major choruses including
the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and the Marin Symphony Chorus.
She was founder and Co-artistic Director of the Los Angeles Chamber
Singers. Karen musical directs as well as sings with VocalEyes,
an accomplished a cappella jazz quartet.
Karen Soroca (far right) sings with VocalEyes,
a professional a cappella singing quartet located in Marin County,
CA. Pictured from left to right are Deborah Hahn (alto) , Michael
Peterson (tenor) , Don Miller (bass) and Karen Soroca (soprano).
Karen Soroca (4th from left, top) sings with the
Marin Symphony Chorus
Her work has also brought her behind the scenes as a choreographer
and a musical director for TV pilots (TEECH), Off Broadway (TO FEED THEIR
HOPES) and for the nationally known vocal group,
the CAROLING COMPANY. Soroca's credits
(as singer and musical director) with the CAROLING COMPANY
include the feature films SCROOGED and THE ADDAMS FAMILY,
plus numerous television appearances on: GENERAL HOSPITAL,
GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE BOB SHOW, THE HOME SHOW, and
BEVERLY HILLS CHRISTMAS WITH JAMES STEWART. Her most recent
credits are singing on SPY KIDS and HIGH CRIMES. In
addition, Soroca has sung privately for many celebrities, including Mel
Torme and the Sinatra clan.
Karen Soroca (middle) with dance friend Rebecca Pollack
Steinberg (left) on the set of "Fantasy Island", mid-1980s, wearing
authentic costumes from the original "42nd Street" movie.
Karen Soroca (center left) with dance friend Rebecca Pollack Steinberg
(center right), tapping down the stairs on the "Fantasy Island" set.
Currently represented by
LOOK TALENT AGENCY in San Francisco,
Soroca is an active member of WOMEN IN FILM, ASCAP, AEA
SAG-AFTRA. A few
years ago, she co-produced the AFTRA Singers Showcase in San
Karen lives with her mad scientist husband, Jim, in Marin County,
California, where she also enjoys teaching yoga and singing.