Georgia M. Mills is a conductor, pianist, and maker of classical and contemporary music. Devoted to many genres, Georgia is at home leading wide varieties of repertoire: orchestral, contemporary chamber, opera, and theater. Upcoming 2023 conducting engagements include Guest Conductor of four world premiere works with the University of Chicago’s Grossman Ensemble and lecture recital on György Ligeti’s Kammerkonzert für 13 Instrumentalisten with Eastman Musica Nova. Recent conducting engagements include Assistant Conductor for the premiere of Judd Greenstein’s opera A Marvelous Order with NOW Ensemble at Penn State University in October 2022. In Summer 2022, Georgia conducted Nico Muhly’s world premiere ballet Third Bird, directed by Isaac Mizrahi and John Heginbotham, as a cover with Ensemble Signal in collaboration with the Guggenheim
Museum’s Works & Process performing arts series. Other recent engagements include Assistant Conductor for the premiere of George Lewis’ Tales of the Traveller with TIME:SPANS festival, and a Conducting Fellowship with the Mostly Modern Festival Institute Conducting Program in Saratoga Springs, NY. In the 2020-21 season, Georgia conducted the premiere studio recording of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe’s Oxygen in
collaboration with Carnegie Hall. In August 2021, Georgia conducted Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with the Rochester Summer Opera at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY.
Georgia has served as Assistant Conductor of the Musica Nova Ensemble under the direction of conductor Brad Lubman since 2019. Since August 2021, she has assisted with the Eastman Opera Theatre under direction of Music Director Timothy Long in staged productions of Kate Soper’s suite Here be Sirens and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Georgia served as the Vice President and a conductor of OSSIA New Music for its 2021-22
Georgia has conducted and performed as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber pianist in venues including Eastman Theatre, the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), the University of Tennessee Knoxville, the University at Buffalo’s Slee Hall, New York University’s Frederick Loewe Theatre and Black Box Theater, Columbia University, the Washington Conservatory of
Music, the Strathmore Mansion, the Washington National Opera Institute at the Kennedy Center, and the Washington National Cathedral. As a pianist, Georgia has performed with members of Ensemble Signal, Bang on a Can, Nief Norf, Khorikos, Empire Film & Media Ensemble, NYU Percussion Ensemble and NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble. She performs regularly with ensembles such as Musica Nova, OSSIA New Music, and Eastman Percussion Ensemble. Georgia has served piano fellowships in notable music festivals such as Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Nief Norf Summer Festival, and the NYU Pulsing & Shaking Festival. Georgia trained formally in the studio of Tony Caramia at Eastman School of Music, with Eduardus Halim at New York University, and with Michael Adcock at the Washington Conservatory of Music.
Georgia is a doctoral candidate in conducting at the Eastman School of Music studying in the studio of Brad Lubman. Georgia received a Master of Music degree in conducting and a Master of Arts degree in music leadership at Eastman. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at New York University. Georgia has held numerous artistic direction and arts administration positions; Music Director and Conductor of Rochester Summer Opera, Vice President of OSSIA New Music, Co-Artistic Director of Pulsing & Shaking Festival, Administrative Associate with The Knights orchestra in Brooklyn, Publicity Assistant for Dotdotdot Music, and Production Assistant with Metropolis Ensemble.
Georgia is Adjunct Professor of Orchestration at Roberts Wesleyan University and holds graduate teaching awards in conducting and music theory at Eastman School of Music.