Instructor: Cheyenne Mize
Cheyenne Mize is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and board certified music therapist born and raised in Kentucky. Cheyenne has received recognition from the NYTimes, NPR, Paste Magazine and others for her recordings, and was named Best Singer/Songwriter in the first annual Louisville Music Awards in 2013. She has performed around the US, Canada, Europe and India, playing her own music as well as with Bonnie Prince Billy, Maiden Radio and others.
Recognizing the power in music to do more than entertain, she has spent her career promoting the use of music as a point of connection and transformation within and between individuals, and for a community as a whole. She has worked in hospitals, schools, care homes and community settings, with everyone from neonates to elders. With a specific interest in equitable access to creative arts engagement opportunities, in 2014 she co-founded Strive— a 501(c)(3) organization providing creative wellness opportunities to the Louisville community. She has since continued her work as a music therapist/performer/teacher, artist in residence, and musical coordinator with IDEAS xLab and TimeSlips. In August 2020 she graduated as a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health with the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin.