Mia Detwiler is a versatile and dynamic violinist who has established herself as an accomplished performer of both traditional and contemporary repertoire, performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad. She is an enthusiastic supporter of contemporary music and has premiered more than eighty works.

Detwiler's talent has been recognized on an international scale, as she has participated as a performer in prestigious festivals around the world including the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez, New Music Gathering, the International Computer Music Conference, Days of New Music Tirana, June in Buffalo, New Music on the Bayou, and the Kaleidoscope MusArt Series. Her musical career has been marked by diverse performances that have been featured on albums released by renowned labels such as Parma Records and Sawyer Editions. In 2016, she was featured as a guest soloist with the UNT Percussion Ensemble, taking part in the consortium premiere of Robert Xavier Rodriguez's Xochiquetzal Concerto for violin and percussion sextet, and in 2018, she performed in a recreation of Philip Glass' debut concert. In addition to Amorsima Trio, Detwiler has also performed with various other ensembles including Duo Chromatica, Sounds Modern, Ensemble Mise-en, NOVA Ensemble, ensemble75, NuAtmospheres, and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble. 

Detwiler holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance with a related field in Contemporary Music from the University of North Texas where she studied with Felix Olschofka and served as a Teaching Fellow in violin. Her doctoral dissertation, titled "An Introduction to Contemporary Violin Techniques: A Practical Guide with Exercises for Students and Teachers," showcases her expertise in contemporary music and includes her original etudes. She also earned a Master of Music from Arizona State University, studying with Katie McLin, and a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University, studying with Corinne Stillwell. She is currently Instructor of Violin at Texas Woman's University.


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