"Baeilou" names Mia Pixley's cello, as well as her seemingly baroque-folk and (sometimes) jazz inspired musical project. An Austin, Texas native, Mia is a cellist, composer, singer and songwriter living in Oakland, CA by way of New York City (her cello is a Bay Area native).
Most recently, Baeilou played cello on Fantastic Negrito’s second GRAMMY award-winning album Please Don’t Be Dead and toured with Windham Hill for their annual Winter Solstice Tour. She will be joining Windham Hill again next winter.
Mia also leads a seasonal musical book club: Bushwick Book Club Oakland, where each season a book is chosen and select songwriters read the book and write and perform a song inspired by the book. You can learn about the Bushwick Book Club Oakland here.
Mia holds a professional studies diploma in cello performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CUNY Graduate Center. Mia cares about community, the arts, mental health and the environment.