Rebecca Henry begins her 2019-2020 attending Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors with Emmanuel Villaume, Carlo Montanaro, and Nicole Paiement. She continues the season as the assistant conductor under Kathy Kelly for Potomac Vocal Institutes Spring Festival: Lady Parts, Put a Ring on it. With PVI she will be preparing singers for performances in Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Previously, she was the associate conductor and chorus master for Bel Canto in Tuscany and served as Music Director for Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Ruddigore. A proponent of new music, Rebecca conducted the world premiere of Do Not Disturb (Forgotten Opera Company). Of the performance, MD Theatre Guide said “Rebecca Henry’s precision as musical director has brought together a clear and confident cast of singers, who never miss a musical note or beat.” She has also premiered works with Opera on Tap, Brevard Music Center, and Rice University. Additional conducting credits include The Mikado, La Perichole, HMS Pinafore, Ruddigore, and Robin Hood (Victorian Lyric Opera Company).
Rebecca strongly believes that every individual should have a voice and the confidence to share it. Therefore, she created Musicfully, a provider of world class music lessons, to help students of all ages discover and develop their voice through music. As founder and CEO, has helped employ many musicians and matched over 200 students to the teacher of their dreams. Additionally, Rebecca serves on the voice faculty of the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. She received her Bachelors of Music from Rice University and her Masters of Music from McGill University.
"REBECCA HENRY ENSURED THAT OFFENBACH’S SCORE WAS PLAYED TO PERFECTION."
DC Metro Theater Arts
“THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCTION IS EXTREMELY HIGH, AND REBECCA HENRY’S PRECISION AS MUSICAL DIRECTOR, ON DISPLAY DURING THE PERFORMANCE AS CONDUCTOR, HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER A CLEAR AND CONFIDENT CAST OF SINGERS, WHO NEVER MISS A MUSICAL NOTE OR BEAT.”
Maryland Theatre Guide
"LED BY REBECCA HENRY, THE 31-MEMBER ORCHESTRA PLAYED EACH PIECE WITH EXCELLENCE. BEGINNING THE OVERTURE AT THE VERY TOP OF THE SHOW, THE MUSICIANS BROUGHT THE SCORE TO LIFE."
DC Metro Arts