Mia Orosco, is a recognized classical violinist in addition to a multiple state and national fiddle champion. Mia grew up in Lorena, Texas and began studying classical violin at age six when she began her Suzuki journey at the Central Texas String Academy under Dr. Julia Hardie, director of CTSA and renowned Suzuki pedagogue.
In her high school years, Mia was accepted to the Texas All-State Symphony three times and won the Waco Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. In 2011, Mia was featured on the classical radio show “From the Top” which features the top young classical musicians in the nation.
Also during high school, Mia won the Texas State Junior Fiddle Championship, the Colorado State Junior Fiddle Championship, the Western Open Fiddle Championship, the National Junior Fiddle Championship, and at age nineteen, won the Grand National Fiddle Championship, becoming the youngest female to ever do so. In 2017, Mia won the Grand Master Fiddle Championship and made her Grand Ole Opry debut in September of 2018.
At age nineteen, Mia was awarded a full scholarship to Baylor University and began studying violin with Dr. Eka Gogichashvili.
Mia has performed and soloed with many ensembles around the country including the National Repertory Orchestra as a section player and soloist, the American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra, the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, and the Round Top Festival Institute Orchestra as concertmaster. Mia is also a substitute violinist with America’s Orchestral Academy, the New World Symphony.
In 2016, Mia graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University’s music program, retired as the three-year concertmaster of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, and was awarded the Presser Undergraduate Award, an award given by music faculty to the top music student guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit. She also won the Baylor University’s school-wide solo competition, Pro Semper Musica, and performed on the winner’s recital on the SMU campus in Dallas.
In addition, Mia retired as the Baylor Symphony Orchestra Representative/Graphic Designer and the Baylor Violin Studio Representative, where she worked to advertise and promote the classical music available to the public at the university.
Mia served on the faculty of the Central Texas String Academy, a Suzuki-based program, under Dr. Julia Hardie from 2012-2016 and served as an assistant instructor for both the IU String Academy, under Mimi Zweig, and the Fairview Violin Project, under Brenda Brenner, from 2016-2017. She has taught and conducted masterclasses at numerous Suzuki workshops.
Mia graduated with a master’s degree in May of 2018 from Indiana University where she studied with Mimi Zweig, director of the IU String Academy, and Kevork Mardirossian.