Miko Shudo was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA. She is a professional musician, music instructor and board-certified music therapist (MT-BC). She is a proud alumnus of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach (2013), having graduated with a Bachelors of Music Performance, with an emphasis in Jazz Voice. Miko has extensive experience in jazz ensembles, a cappella music, traditional choirs, orchestras, pop/rock bands, and solo work. She enjoys performing for multi-cultural events, weddings, fundraisers, church services, worship bands, and other special events. In 2018, Miko obtained an equivalency certificate in Music Therapy from University of the Pacific in San Francisco. In 2018, Grateful Crane Ensemble invited her to attend a Goodwill Tour to Fukushima, Japan, where the group performed and connected with victims who are still rebuilding after the nuclear disaster in 2011. Miko currently works as a full-time music therapist on a geriatric psychiatric unit in a community hospital in Los Angeles County. She finds joy in collaborative music and spending time in nature. Miko believes deeply in mental health advocacy, wellness, environmental awareness, and plant-based cooking & eating. Her favorite current hobbies are cooking vegan food, taking walks, and making youtube videos with friends.