Musician Profile: Mia Bella D’Augelli

Mia Bella D'Augelli

How long have you been playing your instrument?
Since I was 3, which is longer than I can remember.

Where did you attend school?
Mills College.

If you could time travel, what year would you hang out in?
3015.  Might as well see what the distant future is like!

Proudest musical moment?
Performing the 1st movement of a Mozart concerto (G major) with the Paradise Symphony Orchestra when I was 11;  I looked out before my cadenza and saw people I love in the front, smiling.  Plus I made it to the end for a standing ovation.

Greatest influence(s) musically?
Michael Rabin, Sammy Davis Jr., Greg and Barbara D’Augelli (my parents and fellow musicians), and there’s always a spot in my heart for big bands and intense lyrics (think Andrew Jackson Jihad).

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A monkey.

Guilty pleasure pop song?
“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea (but I actually know the lyrics to Weird Al’s version).

Other groups you’re involved with?
The Town Quartet, Ensemble Mik Nawooj, and more depending on the day.