The James Collier Britt Orchestra Fellowship program provides aspiring musicians the unique opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside members of the Britt Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Teddy Abrams. All orchestral fellows will be mentored by a professional orchestral musician, and in some cases their mentor will be the section principal. The fellows will also form a chamber ensemble, choose their own repertoire, and provide outreach performances in the southern Oregon community. The 2017 fellowships will begin on July 20th and end on August 14th.
Each fellow will be provided with stipend of $1,000 for living expenses during the fellowship period, a $500 travel reimbursement, and housing.
We are now accepting applications for the following positions:
(click a position to see audition requirements)
Violin: 2 positions | Viola: 1 position | Cello: 1 position | Horn: 1 position | Piano: 1 position
Must be currently enrolled as a music performance major in an undergraduate college or conservatory music program, or have earned a Bachelor’s degree in music performance, or earned an equivalent diploma.
Must be 18 years or older
Must provide a current CV
Must provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from a professor or private instructor.
Must provide a single page cover letter outlining the reasons for your interest in and readiness for this program. Please address the following questions:
What are your personal and professional goals as an artist?
What role does the contemporary musician play in the community both as a musician and as a teaching artist?
The 2016 Britt Orchestra Fellows were:
Joseph Lorang, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
Elana Cooper, University of British Columbia
Lauren Culver, University of Oregon
Kira Weiss, Humboldt State University
Conner Gray Covington, Curtis Institute of Music