Music Director, Pianist, and Conductor Mila Henry maintains a versatile career as a freelance artist and Artistic Director of The American Opera Project. Comfortable leading from both piano and podium, she prefers not to separate styles, but to blur boundaries.
Conducting the World Premiere of Letters That You Will Not Get: Women's Voices from the Great War (Kirsten Volness, Kate Holland & Susan Werbe) with AOP at Irondale; Conducting the latest workshop of Penelope and the Geese (Milica Paranosic & Cheri Magid) with ShoutOut Saugerties in Woodstock, NY; Touring with the Opera Cowgirls to Delaware Valley Opera.
Conducting Hansel und Gretel with Opera on Tap's PlayGround Opera; Playing for 2 videos for SOUL(SIGNS): OPERA with UpUntilNowCollective; MDing for The AOP Mixtape at Joe's Pub, a sampler of 13 songs (pictured); Playing for C&V: First Glimpse, the debut of Composers & the Voice '21-23; Conducting the workshop of Ga Sho (Pete Wyer & Melissa Salmons) in Rhinebeck; MDing J.O.Y. (Brandon Fillette & Joely Zuker) at BerkleeNYC.
MDing three scenes for C&V Scene & Heard (Alaina Ferris, Michael Lanci & Marella Martin Koch, Jessica Rudman & Kendra Preston Leonard); Coaching The Trojan Women (Sarah Taylor Ellis & Ellen McLaughlin) at Columbia; Playing rehearsals for Iphigenia (Wayne Shorter & esperanza spalding); Touring to CA and TX with the Opera Cowgirls; MDing Early Decision (Adam Gwon) at Princeton; Recording The Nothing Lamp (Joseph Rubinstein & Mark Campbell) with Jessica Fishenfeld.