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Pam Sohriakoff

Job Title

  • Staff Accompanist
    Music, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel

2007

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior - B.M., 2002
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth - M.M., 2004

Areas of expertise

Accompanying, vocal coach, private piano lessons

Biography

Pam Sohriakoff holds the Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Classically trained, she is comfortable in playing and teaching a broad range of music. Since 2007, Mrs. Sohriakoff has served as a vocal coach and pianist at Bethel University.  She joined the piano faculty at UNW in 2014 where she teaches private lessons and accompanies for solo vocal performances and contests, and for the opera workshop. She is a member of MMTA, and adjudicates for piano contests. In addition to freelancing throughout the Twin Cities, she was highlighted as piano soloist in the Two Rivers Chorale 2013 program of Aaron Copland music. In July of 2012, she toured, played and sang throughout Ukraine with the professional choir Evangelion Chorale as its featured pianist, playing solo performances of works by Rachmaninoff, Grieg and Poulenc at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev and the Orhan Dom concert hall in Rivne, among other venues. She has served as a worship leader for over twenty years, specializing in improvisation of hymns, chord charts, leading vocally from the piano. Currently, she is serving as an interim worship leader at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Lino Lakes.