Headshot of Mia Doi Todd
Johnston-Fix Professor of the Practice in Songwriting; Visiting Instructor, Music
B.A, Yale University
Appointed In
Booth 228

Mia Doi Todd was born in Los Angeles in 1975. She is a singer-songwriter with over twenty years of performing and recording experience. From her first solo acoustic album, “The Ewe and the Eye,” released just as she was graduating from Yale University, to her recent album “Music Life,” Mia has distinguished herself as an artist with a unique voice and singular vision. Her ninth album, “Cosmic Ocean Ship,” was chosen by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as one of the top ten records of 2011. Most known for her thoughtful and emotional songwriting, Mia has also explored song interpretation in recent years, releasing an album of Brazilian songs and another of favorite songs in the English language. Mia has toured the US, Europe and Brazil, performing in such esteemed venues as the Hollywood Bowl and Circo Voador in Rio de Janeiro. As an LA native and as a person of mixed race, Mia has always placed great importance on fostering multi-cultural community and connecting artists from Los Angeles with the global music scene. To this end, she helped to create the music venue, Zebulon, which opened in LA in 2017, as a home for musicians and community in the Elysian Valley neighborhood where she grew up.  Her latest release, a remix album entitled "Ten Views of Music Life," is out on Org Music.