“…a stalwart contributor to the contemporary opera scene.”


“…a stalwart contributor to the contemporary opera scene.”


Music Director, Pianist, and Conductor Mila Henry maintains an active and versatile career as both a freelance artist and the Artistic Director of The American Opera Project. Comfortable leading from both piano and podium, she prefers not to separate styles, but to blur boundaries.


New Website

Welcome to my new website! I am grateful to Ellanyze web design (owned by longtime friend Janelle Reichman) for the fresh look. I hope you enjoy learning more about both sides of my career—freelance MD/Pianist/Conductor and Artistic Director of AOP—and thanks for visiting!

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New Album Thumbprint Has Dropped

You can now hear the recording from the 2017 BMP production at LA Opera, thanks to National Sawdust Tracks. This opera by Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz is one that I will always relish playing. Available on Apple, Amazon, Bandcamp and Spotify.

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Named Artistic Director at AOP

July 2019 – AOP’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of two new inspiring, artistic leaders who will continue the organization’s 30-year legacy of creating contemporary opera in the US. Effective July 1, 2019, Matt Gray, who currently serves as AOP’s Producing Director, will become General Director, and Mila Henry will join the company as Artistic Director. View the Full Press Release.