Mia Herlinger – (Online Only)
Mia Asano Herlinger is a violinist and songwriter from Denver, Colorado. Classically trained from the age of five, she developed a love for music early on and plays a variety of music styles including classical, rock, pop, jazz, funk, bluegrass and celtic music. She began teaching lessons in Denver when she was 17 years old and immediately grew to love the process of working with students of all ages, and helping them discover the love for music that she found at a young age. Her love for teaching continued as she volunteered with the El Sistema program in Colorado, helping to teach violin to elementary school students, and she now lives in Boston and works remotely with students all over the country. Mia attended the Denver School of the Arts for seven years as a middle/high school Orchestra major, and performed with the DSAO (Denver School of the Arts Orchestra) all over the country, most notably at Alice Tully Hall in New York, at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, and on Colorado Public Radio, as well as performing twice at Carnegie Hall with the DYAO (Denver Young Artists Orchestra.) She has performed in Boston at venues including the House of Blues, and Royale, at Denver's First Bank Center as a backup performer for Lindsey Stirling, and as a soloist at the Denver Ellie Caulkins Opera House. She has also performed internationally in Vienna, Austria and in Valencia, Spain, and on a west coast United States tour with rock band Nordic Daughter. Currently she pursues several personal musical projects while residing in Boston including a Celtic band and her solo project the ‘Mia Asano’ band where she performs on both her four string acoustic violin, and her five and seven string electric violins. She recently began her third year at the Berklee College of Music as a dual major in String Performance and Professional Music with focuses in creative entrepreneurship and songwriting.