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Mila Henry

Mila Henry



Mila Henry is a conductor, pianist and music director who maintains a versatile career, spanning folk operas to rock musicals to reimagined classics. Hailed “a stalwart contributor to the contemporary opera scene” (Opera Ithaca), she has worked extensively on new works with The American Opera Project (AOP), Beth Morrison Projects (BMP), HERE, Opera on Tap (OOT), PROTOTYPE and VisionIntoArt (VIA), and developmental workshops with BerkleeNYC, Circle in the Square (Circle Series), Mercury Store, NYU Tisch, Page 73 and Pittsburgh CLO.

Select credits include:
CONDUCTOR: Magdalene (PROTOTYPE), The Old Man and the Sea (BMP, VIA), Letters That You Will Not Get (AOP). MUSIC DIRECTOR: The Hunt (Miller Theatre), Early Decision (+ Pianist, Princeton University, McCarter Theatre Center), Words on the Street (+ Pianist, Baruch Performing Arts Center). ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR: As One (AOP), The Night Falls (BalletCollective, PEAK Performances), Iceland (Overtone Industries, La MaMa). VOCAL DIRECTOR: Obie-winner The World is Round (Ripe Time, BAM Fisher). RÉPÉTITEUR: Pulitzer-Prize winners Angel’s Bone and p r i s m (PROTOTYPE); Wayne Shorter & esperanza spalding’s Iphigenia (Real Magic, Octopus Theatricals). PIANIST: We Shall Not Be Moved (Opera Philadelphia, The Apollo, Dutch National Opera), Thumbprint (PROTOTYPE, LA Opera), Looking at You (HERE, OOT), Mata Hari (PROTOTYPE). CABARET: John Kelly (Café Sabarsky); Adrienne Danrich’s Love and Trouble (Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra).

Mila holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music, Collaborative Piano) and Elizabethtown College (Bachelor of Arts in Music, Piano). She is a Maestra mentor, and was nicknamed a “Jill of all trades” (Sullivan County Democrat) for her multi-instrumentalist work with the band The Opera Cowgirls, including accordion, ukulele, autoharp, desk bells and percussion.

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Master’s Degree


  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Maestra Expertise

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Rehearsal Pianist

Primary Instruments

  • Keytar
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer

Additional Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Percussion
  • Ukulele
  • Voice


  • GarageBand
  • Sibelius

Additional Skills

  • Arts Administration