Are you a Superstar? Come Join Me.
Sophia Kapri's true passion for music emerges from performing on stage to writing her own music day and night. She currently resides in LA, California working with various artists fulfilling her dreams in spreading positive music around the world.
Sophia started singing at age six to Tamia’s “There’s A Stranger In My House” due to her older sister, Roxanne’s belief in her little sister’s God gifted talent. Sophia grew up printing out Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Justin Timberlake songs to sing and dance to.
She played the flute and violin in elementary school, and carried her musical interests on into middle school and high school. Entering high school as a freshman Sophia changed her instrument to the cello and enjoyed the instrument, but could not continue her lessons due to the lack of space for her other classes.
Come Sophia’s junior year of high school is where everything changed for her. Sophia decided to perform Willow Smith’s, “Whip My Hair” for Glendale High School’s annual Variety Show that year along with two female dancers. That was the first year GHS accepted and trusted a combined singing and dancing compilation. Sophia was able to take over the stage singing and dancing. “I never expected so many people show up, the auditorium was nearly all the way to the top, and the energy was insane!”
That following year Sophia gained supporters from her high school friends, classmates, parents, and teachers. Alongside her music Sophia ran track for her high school since her freshman year and earned the nickname “Superstar”. “Being told I was too short to run hurdles, only motivated me to push even harder. If Gail Devers can run hurdlers at her height so can I.”
She began running hurdles for the first time as a junior and broke the 1987 school record, became the pacific league 300 meter hurdle champion, and advanced to CIF that year. Sophia continued on her senior year except she decided to run both the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles events. Although Sophia became the pacific league champion in both hurdle events, broke both records, and advanced to CIF, there still came disappointment. Sophia dreamed and pushed to make it farther than CIF, but it didn’t happen.
Sophia continued to write music during her track season, collaborate with artists, and finish off her senior year strong. “It was difficult not making it farther in my sport, but I’ve always had both music and track to help lift up my spirit and motivate me. I can express myself through music and track. Track being the source of what I can do and overcome, and music being the positive change in my life.”
Her upcoming mixtape “Superstar” includes tracks that deal with motivation, dedication, and happiness. Her songs comprise with the disappointment in track and field, but her rise to fulfilling her dreams and continuing to run in college.