Mia Green fell in love with music and singing at an early age. Her earliest memory of feeling like a performer was in second grade, at age seven, at Mary Lin Elementary in Atlanta, Georgia, where she brought the house down with her rendition of “Huma Huma Nuka Nuka Apua’a” from Disney’s “High School Musical 2”. This was just the beginning. She began taking lessons in playing, performing, songwriting, and recording, all with the long view goal of releasing her own album one day.
"At age eleven, Mia told me she wanted to write and record songs,” says Matthew Chenoweth, her guitar teacher and mentor. “So we learned the ropes from writing to recording. Five years—and a lot of hard work later—we found ourselves at The Projector Room making Mia's debut album, Sun & Moon, with the legendary Tom Tapley. It was an absolute blast! Now we're playing those songs live and releasing the album. It’s been a joy to watch this come full circle for Mia.”
Over the years, Mia has performed at several unique events and festivals including opening for the one-and-only Francine Reed at the 2016 Candler Park Fall Fest. She has headlined and completely sold-out several shows at Eddie’s Attic, a popular Decatur music venue where John Mayer got his start. She’s performed at Grant Park Summer Shade, The SweetWater Brewery, The Oakhurst Porch Festival, Candler Park Fall Festival, Spring Festival on Ponce, The Good Gracious Variety Show, and has opened for Atlanta band Several Dudes at Aisle 5 in Little 5 Points. In February, 2017, Mia won Eddie's Attic Open Mic Shootout which earned her a chance to compete at the 46th Bi-Annual shootout. She is currently booking shows and festivals, like the Kick's 101.5 MuddBuggs Festival, Tin Roof Cantina Open Mic Shootout, Red Clay Theater, Red Light Cafe, Venkman's, Aisle 5, and more. She’s played to small, intimate crowds, and to crowds that number well over a thousand people. The result is the same—she’s a hit, and her fan base keeps growing.
Mia's talent is obvious to the people who work with her. She is a gifted songwriter and musician, quickly learning any instrument she picks up. Mia is comfortable on stage and in the studio, where she is as capable as any studio musician. She plays all of her own acoustic guitar tracks on her debut album.
She credits her music teacher, Matthew Chenoweth, for guiding her to reach the goals she set for herself. “Matt listened to the things I wanted to accomplish and helped me chart a course to make them happen,” says Mia. “I am grateful for his guidance and look forward to this next step in my career.”
Mia’s life outside of her music ventures is also full, and pretty impressive. During high school, she was part of a Habitat for Humanity team that committed to a build over five Saturdays, and in the end, provided a home for a lovely woman and her family. She coached Girls on the Run, sang in choir, Jazz Choir, and a Trio, and also won Homecoming Queen and Most Talented Senior Superlative her senior year. She also ran a day camp for younger kids in her neighborhood for two years, and currently has music students of her own to whom she teaches the ukulele. In college she is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and German Club. She also recently completed a summer Marketing and Communications internship at Midtown Alliance, a non-profit community improvement organization in Atlanta, GA.
Mia is a 19-year old college sophomore at the University of South Carolina, where she studies Public Relations. She has already hit the ground running and played five shows across the Columbia area, including the White Mule, a newly-opened local music venue in Five Points. She hopes to expand her network this next school year and connect with more local musicians.
Mia has been blessed to travel the world from Australia to England to Scotland to Canada, across the United States, and Central America. This exposure at her young age informs her songwriting and provides a well of cultural depth that she frequently taps.
Mia's debut album “Sun + Moon” released in February 2017, and she’s got another one entitled “Paper Days” coming out very soon. "Paper Days is the album where I feel like it truly embodies me. I put a lot of emotion into these songs and I can’t wait to share them,” says Mia.