Whether she is performing live at the legendary Sundance Film Festival or taking the main stage at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, alternative country soul vocalist, and musician, Sophia Dion has only just begun to tap into her true potential. The 18-year-old Utah native, now living in Los Angeles, has appeared at Sundance to perform at the world premiere of the Emmy-nominated movie, Girl Rising. As well as, many other events, restaurants, and private and corporate events. Including a special opening show for the well-known funk-rock band, Tower of Power at NAMM.
Notching up performances in cities like Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, Sophia has made multiple appearances around the U.S. Even national music store chain, Guitar Center noticed Sophia and invited her to appear in a special commercial the company shot as part of its social media marketing efforts. That video went on to amass more than 40-thousand views on YouTube.
With a sound inspired by the likes of Allen Stone and Maren Morris, Sophia’s original music explores themes familiar to all teenagers. Writing is Sophia's true passion and she is currently working on writing songs for her future album, and finalizing her next single. Her music is also being pitched for both other artists, and television and film licensing. When she isn’t working hard on her own music career, Sophia donates much of her time teaching instruments and music theory to young children. She also performs at benefits for Blue Star Connection, a Colorado-based nonprofit that raises funds to purchase instruments for kids. While pursuing her music career Sophia is very interested in continuing her education. She just graduated high school and is going to the University of Southern California (USC) in the fall majoring in Popular Music as a singer/songwriter. In her spare time, Sophia also enjoys relaxing at the beach, skiing, and hiking.
Sophia’s sponsors include AKG Acoustics, Bedell Guitars, Breedlove Guitars, Capturing Couture, Digitech, Harman Audio, Journey Instruments, and G7th Capos. Not only is Sophia the youngest artist to earn sponsorships with many of these companies, but several of them have also invited her to perform at trade shows to help demonstrate their products to attendees.
Sophia was the winner of DownBeat Magazines 38th Annual Student Music awards as the top Jr. Vocalist
at 15 years old.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine also named her the up and coming female artist to watch 2017!
“Sophia has a freshness that is rare in music today. Her sound is something long missing from the music scene-she is joyful. A remarkable talent with clear pure vocals accompanying herself on the guitar, you can expect to be wowed. Thirteen never sounded so good!"
– Teri Orr, Executive Director of Park City Performing Arts Foundation and TEDX Organizer
“Sophia Dion is a rising star in the Park City music scene. Her voice resonates with a soul beyond her years and her presence on stage demands your attention. An amazing songwriter, Dion is a truly talented artist whose best days are ahead of her."
– Brian Richards, Executive Director Mountain Town Music