Mia Pixley, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and artist who uses her cello, voice, and music performance to study and represent aspects of self and other, community, and the natural world. Mia has a Ph.D. from CUNY Graduate Center in NYC and a professional studies diploma in cello performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Class of ‘18). She has studied with Wendy Sutter (previously of Bang on a Can), Jennifer Culp (previously of Kronos Quartet), and Mark Summer (previously of Turtle Island Quartet). Mia has performed on GRAMMY award winning albums, PIXAR shorts, award winning off-Broadway musicals, and has toured annually on Windham Hill Winter Solstice Tour led by multi instrumentalist Barbara Higbie.
Mia collaborates with artists within the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City and lives in the California Bay Area with her husband and their young son. In July 2021, she released her first full length album titled “Margaret in the Wild”, which was followed by a collaborative poem and music project called “Passage” – created with psychoanalyst and poet, Forrest Hamer, Ph.D in April 2022. You can find all of Mia’s music on streaming services and her bandcamp.