Choduraa Tumat was nominated as an Honored Artist of the Republic of Tuva by the Government for developing of tuvan female khoomei culture in the world as an artistic leader of only one female folk ensemble Tyva Kyzy which performs throat singing. Choduraa was born on 17th January 1974, in Iyme village, of Chöön-Khemchik region. She was fond of listening to the khoomei and sygyt performed by her brothers. She is now an accomplished performer of the Tuvan throat-singing styles: khoomei, sygyt, kargyraa, ezenggileer and chylandyk. Choduraa has been performing since 1998, from time when she founded Tyva Kyzy. As well as throat-singing, she sings traditional folk songs, plays chanzy, doshpuluur, igil, byzaanchy, khomus and chadagan. She graduated on Chadagan from the Department of National Instruments, Kyzyl College of Arts (1995) and later from the East-Siberian State Academy, Faculty of Arts in 2002.She is a Laureate of the International festival "Dembildei - 2002", "Best female performer" nomination in the International festival "Sygyt and khoomei in the land of Övur-2000” and laureate of International Khomus festivals, and Traditional singing contests. Choduraa works as a teacher of tuvan traditional music instruments and khoomei at the Pedagogical College of Tuvan State University in Tuva and also producing Tyva Kyzy Ensemble’s and students male folk ensemble “Dyngylday’s music in the world.