Soffe has been singing most of her life. Her musical experience spans from rock,
pop, country, and gospel to theatre music. A brief summary of her professional career
includes the following:
Received vocal training from Milt Weiner, Vocal Coach to the renowned Rosemary Clooney
Recorded two albums of all original music (written by Sandy) entitled “Serenity” and “Reflections of Life”
Received national attention in 2002 when her first double/single "Fallen Heroes" reached over 5 million listeners in just one week
“WE ARE ONE,” her second single, has captivated listeners with its combination of words, music, and video
Studied music at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Sang professionally in nightclubs and various theatre musicals in Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland
Taught music (grades 1-8) at private school in Waynesboro, PA
Was Musical Director at St. Joseph Church, Emmitsburg, MD for thirteen years
Directed the Emmitsburg Community Chorus for approximately three years
Is teaching private voice lessons to adults and children
Has been writing music for approximately fifteen years
Sandy has been singing most of her life.
a child she sang in an award-winning children's choir in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her professional training started under Milt Weiner, who instructed the
renowned Rosemary Clooney. “Not only was he a voice teacher to Ms Clooney, but
also a mentor. This was obvious in the many personal stories that he shared with
me about Ms. Clooney,” Sandy says. “He was a very generous and kind man,”
Soffe adds. “When my father died, my Mother was no longer able to pay for
voice lessons. Mr. Weiner wanted me to continue, so he gave them to me free of
After studying at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Sandy
sang professionally in nightclubs and various theatre musicals in Ohio,
Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Her love for children led her to St. Andrew’s School in Waynesboro, PA,
where she taught music (grades 1-8).
Sandy was a member of the DePaul Street Singers for about five years , under
the direction of Rev. Dr. David Shaum of Mt. St. Mary’s College located in
Emmitsburg, MD. The group consisted of artists who performed theatre musicals of
the renowned Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, and many
For approximately thirteen years, Sandy directed St. Joseph’s Church Choir.
This is when she started writing music. “In choosing the hymns for Sunday
Mass," Soffe says, "I liked to relate them to the readings and the
gospel. Often times I could not find music with lyrics that related well, so I
started to write music that would. This helps to reinforce God’s word…and
what greater way to do it than through music!”
In October of 1997 she thought her musical career was ended when she
developed severe pain, weakness and numbness in her arms and hands. She was
diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, caused by repetitive motion. Her
physical limitations inflicted a double hardship, one financial, the other
personal. She was not only forced to give up her job, but also the directorship
of the Emmitsburg Community Chorus. Everything seemed like “surrender."
Now, Sandy sees the blessings that have come from her ailment and firmly
believes that God was instrumental because of the new direction her life has
“Much of the strength has returned to my arms. The pain and discomfort
stays as a reminder that keeps me sensitive to the burdens that Christ asks us
to bear. We are all sent here for a purpose…to touch each others hearts,”
This experience has taught her about life and its meaning. She likes to think
that perhaps our Lord is using her arms as a means of reaching out to those who
are unable to reach out for themselves…the unborn and to comfort those who
find themselves in a situation with nowhere to turn. It is not surprising, then,
that both of her albums are based on bringing the comfort and peace of our Lord
through the gift of music to those who have not yet found it.
national attention in 2002 when her first double/single "Fallen
Heroes" reached over 5 million listeners in just one week, bringing healing
and comfort to many after the tragic events of 9/11/01.
Her second double/single "WE
ARE ONE", leaves you feeling uplifted knowing you're a part of
something special. With it's captivating combination of words,
music, and added pictures to enhance the experience, you don't walk away empty
handed. Sandy's collaboration with Kathy Foley of Link4U in California and Doug
Benson at Harvest Recording in Thurmont, MD produced a song that captures the
message of America and embraces the heart and soul of the listener. Along
with the video production produced by Kathy Foley and Sandy Soffe this song is
America, how far we have come and where we will go. Its beautiful words have
touched many lives and will continue to help heal and strengthen our country.
recently, “I Kissed My Son Goodbye” conveys the message of
encouragement and pride for our troops and also brings some comfort to
those praying for their safe return home.
The gentle, yet powerful words in this song help us realize the
dedication that our brave men and women possess in order to be a part
of our Armed Forces while also serving as a reminder to all of us to
pray for every military person and their family.
music is distributed by:
Beat Records www.heartbeatrecords.com
, and Apostle Music www.apostlemusic.com,
is also now available in recovery stores across the U.S.A.