Georgia M. Mills is a pianist and maker of contemporary, improvised, and classical music based in Rochester, NY. As a musician with diverse interests and backgrounds, Georgia is invested in the fusion of different art forms through rich personal collaborations that span a wide array of music genres, visual art, and mixed-media platforms. Georgia is receiving her master’s degree in music leadership at the Eastman School of Music, and recently received her bachelor's degree in piano performance at New York University.
Georgia has performed as a pianist with members of Musica Nova, Eastman Percussion Ensemble, OSSIA New Music, Empire Film & Media Ensemble, Nief Norf, Ensemble Signal, Bang on a Can, Khorikos, NYU Percussion Ensemble, and NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble. Georgia has been a participant in notable music festivals such as Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Nief Norf Summer Festival, NYU Pulsing & Shaking Festival, NYU Piano Institute and Interlochen Arts Camp.
During her performance studies, Georgia has participated in master classes with pianists including Helénè Tysman, Simone Dinnerstein, Thérèse Fahy, Eteri Andjaparidze, Seymour Bernstein Fabio Gardenal, and Marilyn Nonken. Georgia has performed as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber pianist in venues such as Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), University of Tennessee Knoxville, University at Buffalo’s Slee Hall, NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre and Black Box Theater, Columbia University, Washington Conservatory of Music, Strathmore Mansion, Washington National Opera Institute at the Kennedy Center, and the Washington National Cathedral.
Georgia studied composition with Joan La Barbara and Ezequiel Viñao. She has premiered works at the NYU festivals Pulsing & Shaking, Composers Collective, Words & Sounds, and Kontrapunkt, as well as at Spectrum, Bard College's Olin Hall, and at České Muzeum Hudby (the Czech Museum of Music) in Prague, Czech Republic.
In addition to her piano and composition studies, Georgia pursues conducting and creative direction. She studies conducting under Brad Lubman at Eastman School of Music, and previously with Joshua Gersen and Tristan Rais-Sherman in the New York Youth Symphony Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conductor Program. Georgia was a co-producer of the NYU Contemporary Music Festival Pulsing & Shaking 2017.
Georgia has held artistic direction and arts administration positions. She was previously Administrative Associate with The Knights orchestra in Brooklyn, Publicity Assistant for Dotdotdot Music, and Production Assistant with Metropolis Ensemble.