Millicent Scarlett, biography

Soprano Millicent Scarlett, originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, continues to display her musical artistry with “a powerful and juicy voice” on the concert stages throughout Canada and the USA.  

  In the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Scarlett, will join the DTSBC dance company in their production of “Surroundings” at the National Portrait Gallery honoring American designer, Maya Lin.  She will present a recital in her hometown of Winnipeg, which will feature the Art Songs of African American Women composers, and at the Arts Club of Washington. She will sing in the Messiah Sing A-Long, at the Kennedy Center.  Ms. Scarlett sang on The Senate Project, an event sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy for C-SPAN at the Jack Morton Auditorium.  She performed on the Inaugural Hunt Country Music Festival, held in Middleburg, Virginia on an Afternoon of Song, and at the Arts Club of Washington, in a recital entitled Here’s to Life. 


 In the 2020-2021 Ms. Scarlett, performed with the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at their gala held at the Arts Club of Washington, and with the George Washington University’s Dance department, where she sang selections from their Tribute to Marian Anderson, which premiered at the National Portrait Gallery in March. She represented the Corcoran School of Arts and Design, on George Washington University's Bi-Centennial Celebration and then presented a mini concert for The Rug Store Concert series held in Virginia. Ms. Scarlett performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Washington Choral Arts Society, at Strathmore, and on a studio recording for a new musical When We Get There, composed by Charlie Barnett.   


 During the 2019-2020 season, Scarlett was heard in the role of Ida. B. Wells, in the World Premiere of “19: The Musical" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in November 2019.  Other engagements included the MNCPPC's Black History Month Program, where she was featured in selections from 19: The Musical. She was the soprano soloist for The Kennedy Center’s Messiah Sing -A-Long, under the baton of Maestra Nancia D’Alimonte, with whom she also performed Strauss' “Last Four Songs” and Beethoven's Ninth”, with the NIH Philharmonia. Scarlett was heard in a number of recitals in Jacksonville, Florida and within the DMV area. 


Other performances of note include “God's Gonna Trouble the Water”, celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American Art and Culture in Washington, DC, and The Annual Veteran's Day Concert with the President's Own Marine Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Lt. Col. Jason Fettig, held at the National Cathedral.  World Premieres of Ozone at the Kennedy Center and The Doctor of Alcantara at Strathmore Music Hall


Ms. Scarlett is a winner of numerous awards, most notably The Luciano Pavarotti International Competition, and a National Semi-Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera.  She currently is an Adjunct Professor of Voice, and the Facilitator of Voice at George Washington University.  She is one of the voice teachers for Washington National Opera’s Summer Institute, and is the Director of Music at University United Methodist Church in College Park, MD.