Mimi is a performing, visual, and written artist experimenting with any combination of art form and message. She is particularly interested in creating experiences for those who fear differences, allowing them to discover beauty in something new. An advocate for creative living, Mimi believes that accessing these artistic experiences will invoke understanding and hopefulness in those who listen.
As a student pursing her Master's of Art in Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music, Mimi has made significant contributions to the department's community initiative, 'Arts in The Loop' in Rochester, NY. She regularly immerses herself in research and collaborative projects that seek out music's role in different cultural, political, and social climates. During this upcoming summer of 2019, she will act as an intern for the annual NAMM Fly-In on Capitol Hill, advocating and lobbying for music education. She will then intern in Los Angeles with Street Symphony, working to bring justice to the country's largest homeless population which resides in the Skid Row neighborhood.
Mimi has presented her Magellan Scholar award winning ‘Tango and Argentine Politics’ research at two College Music Society conferences and is currently on the Membership Committee for the society. She and composer, Dan Langa recently co-composed and performed a theatrical piece for flute, stand-up comic, and electronic tape entitled 'Humor Me, Please'. She also performed during and worked on the planning committee of Bongotsov Festival whose goal is to bring Bengali music and culture to the University of South Carolina in an all day, interactive music festival.
Mimi is an accomplished flute player having studied under Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley at the University of South Carolina. She enjoys playing music from all time periods and geographic regions. Mimi has participated in numerous summer music festivals including The Cortona Sessions, Fresh Inc. with 5th House Ensemble,DECODA Summer Chamber Music Institute, and the Philadelphia International Music Festival. She is also the recipient of USC’s Presser Award of 2017 and was nominated for USC's Woman of the Year in 2018.