Violinist Mia Detwiler is an enthusiastic advocate for new music who has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has performed with Duo Chromatica, Sounds Modern, ensemble75, NuAtmospheres, NOVA Ensemble, and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, and is a founding member of Amorsima Trio, with whom she regularly commissions and premieres new works by living composers around the world. In 2021, the trio commissioned and premiered 21 miniatures in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. They have also been featured as a guest ensemble at Mise-En Music Festival, New Music Gathering, the University of Louisville New Music Festival, LaTex Festival, CemiCircles Festival, and the Tarrant County College Summer Composition workshop, and are the recipients of a 2022 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant.
In addition to her work with Amorsima Trio, Detwiler has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at numerous international festivals and concert series including the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez, New Music on the Bayou, International Computer Music Conference, June in Buffalo, Days of New Music, the ASU Microtonal Music Festival, the ASU John Cage Festival, the UNT Spectrum Concert Series, and the Kaleidoscope MusArt Concert Series. She has also led as concertmaster of the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the University of North Texas Festival Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Orchestra.
A dedicated and passionate teacher, Detwiler enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels. During her graduate studies, she served as Violin Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas where she maintained a studio of undergraduate violin students and coached chamber music ensembles. She has also taught violin and other music courses at Tarleton State University, Dallas College, Tarrant County College, and the Coppell Conservatory. Previously, she taught violin for the Arizona State University String Project and the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra scholarship program.
Detwiler holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas where she studied with Dr. Felix Olschofka. She also holds a Master of Music from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University.
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