A native of White Plains, New York, bass-baritone William Socolof started his vocal and musical training at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. In 2019 he was honored to be selected as a participant with the distinguished Marlboro Music Festival, where he performed in various recitals and chamber music concerts. As a vocal fellow at Tanglewood Music Festival (2017–18), he appeared in Sondheim on Sondheim with the Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart, concerts of Bach Cantatas conducted by John Harbison, and premieres of new works by Michael Gandolfi and Nico Muhly. Socolof made his operatic debut at The Juilliard School in the 2016 production of Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata as “Melibeo”, and also appeared as “The Abbot” in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace. At Juilliard, he has appeared in numerous recitals, as well as chamber and new music concerts and continues to do so this December, performing with The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. Other operatic performances include Die Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte) at the Chautauqua Institution. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard, where he is also currently pursuing his Masters Degree.