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Britt Star Awards

Thomas Green"I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving me this scholarship! This means a lot to my family and myself and will go towards paying for my tuition at The Juilliard School of Music! As someone who's grown up in Southern Oregon I spent a few summers coming out to see the Britt Orchestra and that had a HUGE impact on me and helped solidify my choice to go into performing arts. I also remember you guys bringing in chamber groups to my high school and that was amazing to see that level of artistry right in our classroom! Thank you so much for this scholarship and all you do for music!"

~Thomas Green, double bass, South Medford High School graduate

The Britt Star Awards for the 2021-22 School Year will be chosen in May of 2022

The Britt Star Awards Program recognizes outstanding music students in Rogue Valley public schools, and includes a visit to each participating school by Britt Festival Orchestra Music Director, Teddy Abrams.

In 2020, and with the exclusive sponsorship of Dutch Bros, we were able to expand the program to include 12 awards for 7 schools. Award winners receive a small cash scholarship, two lawn passes to attend all of the Britt Festival Orchestra concerts in the coming season, and a Certificate of Merit. Band and orchestra students are nominated by their music teacher at each participating school in May, and awards are given at the end of the school year.

Britt also acknowledges several Jacksonville Elementary School students for their artistic achievements each year with three lawn seats to a Britt Festival Orchestra concert of their choice and a Certificate of Merit.

Britt's Star Award winners for Spring 2020. Congratulations all!

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Britt Star Julianne Burdis | Grants Pass High School
Britt Star Owen Akiyama | South Medford High School
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Britt Star Emma Bernhart | Grants Pass High School
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Essence Githens | Phoenix High School

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Britt Education thanks Dutch Bros for their Exclusive Sponsorship of the Britt Star Awards Program, enabling us to recognize outstanding music students in the Rogue Valley.

"Thank you so much for the scholarship that you have graciously awarded me. It was so nice to get recognition for my work as a musician, especially from such an awesome organization. The award was a welcome piece of good news in these trying times. I plan to keep playing and to minor in music at the University of Oregon next year. This award will help me with the cost, in addition to giving me some high quality entertainment next summer. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity. - Owen Akiyama, South Medford High School"