Malia Civetz, a 2016 graduate of the University of Southern California/Thornton School of Music's Popular Music Program, debuted her first single, Champagne Clouds, on October 23, 2017 on KIIS-FM 102.7 On Air With Ryan Seacrest. The single was officially released on all platforms on October 27, 2017. She signed with Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, in December 2016 and has been hard at work on an artist development project. She was named the “Outstanding Blues/Pop/Rock Vocal Soloist” by Down Beat magazine's 2015 and 2016 College Student Music Awards and was a member of the 2015 International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella's winning group, The SoCal VoCals.
Since 2015, Malia has performed as a vocal soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Steve Hackman's symphonic mash-up of 'Beethoven + Coldplay'. She joined Hackman at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in June 2016 to perform the 4th Movement of 'Beethoven + Coldplay' with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and in July 2017 performed a number from that piece at the Microsoft Inspire Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
Malia performed in the world premiere of 'Bartok + Bjork' in the Summer of 2015 and in Hackman's latest pop/symphonic mash-up, 'Mashupalooza', in July 2017, both with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. On November 1, 2017, they will be bringing 'Mashupalooza' to life with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra along with 'Time for Three' for Happy Hour at the Symphony.
In March 2016, she joined Hackman for the world premiere of 'Stravinsky's Firebird Remix-Response' along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She performed several movements of Hackman's mash-up of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 fused with songs of Drake with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in January 2017 and performed in the world premiere of that entire piece with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in March 2017. 'Tchaikovsky V. Drake' was recently performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on September 15, 2017 and in March 2018 will be joining together with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
As a member of the award-winning SoCal VoCals, Malia had the honor of performing at the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and their staff in December 2015. The dynamic a cappella group completed a two-week performance tour of Hong Kong in March 2016 kicked off with two sold-out performances at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. In May 2016, they performed a medley of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil songs at the BMI Pop Awards as the songwriting team was honored with the BMI Icon Award.
At USC, Malia was a proud recipient of a number of scholarships including the Manilow Endowed Music Scholarship, Las Vegas Hospitality Association Scholarship, Scott Borchetta Popular Music Scholarship and the Thornton School Faculty Scholarship. She graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts in 2012 as a Theatre Major starring with rave reviews as Tracy in Hairspray and as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. For over a decade, Malia has been singing for professional sporting and special events at venues including Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Staples Center, StubHub Center, Honda Center and AT&T Park.
Her musical accomplishments are diverse with a long list of highlights including being selected to perform as a 'Star of Tomorrow' at the Apollo Theater in New York at the age of 13, given the honor of singing for President Barack Obama when she was 16 years old and performing in Barry Manilow’s show at Paris Las Vegas at 17.