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 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’s performed 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 legendary Atlanta band Several Dudes at Aisle 5 in Little 5 Points. She’s also played block parties, talent shows, open mics. In February, 2017, Mia won Eddie's Attic Open Mic Shootout which earned her a chance to compete at the upcoming June 10th 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. She was a part of a Habitat for Humanity team that committed to a build over five Saturdays, in the end, providing a home for a lovely woman and her family. Mia is active in her church's music program, has run a summer day camp for younger kids in her neighborhood, and currently has music students of her own to whom she teaches the ukulele.
Mia is a high school junior at Woodward Academy in Atlanta where she is very involved. She is a Junior Coach for Girls on the Run, a program which teaches young girls the power of teamwork and important life lessons, while also giving them a chance to exercise. She’s a Peer Leader, which is a leadership team that helps ease the freshman’s transition from middle to high school; she’s a member of the editorial board of Woodward Academy Silent Voices, the school’s Literary Arts Magazine; and she’s a member of Woodward Academy Serves, a service project club. Last summer, Mia taught younger children how to play guitar and sing at the Woodward Academy Summer Music Program.
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 released in February 2017; with the CD release party to take place April22nd at Kavarna. “I am very proud of this album,” she says “and I’m excited to share my music with everyone!”