Sophia Papoulis, Associate Conductor of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, is the principal conductor of the Prelude division. Sophia returns to the YPC conducting faculty, after having directed choristers ages 8 to 18 in YPC’s after-school and in-school programs from 2007 to 2014. During that time, Sophia conducted YPC choruses in New York City’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center, as well as throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe. She prepared and conducted YPC choruses for national and international performances, radio and television appearances, recording sessions, and collaborative performances with such artists as Meredith Monk and the Kronos Quartet. In addition to her work at YPC, Sophia is the Creative Director for the Foundation for Small Voices (FSV), bringing choral, songwriting, and mentorship programs to children nationally and internationally. She is invited by choral organizations nationwide as a guest conductor and clinician, presenting workshops and conducting All-State Honor Choirs. Sophia is a magna cum laude graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music.