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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

Stay tuned for news on the Britt Star Awards for the 2022-23 School Year 

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

Sponsored exclusively by Dutch Bros., the program currently offers 12 awards to outstanding music students at 7 high schools in Jackson and Josephine counties. Award winners receive a 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 teachers at each participating school in April, and awards are given near the end of the school year.

Britt's Star Award winners for Spring 2022. Congratulations all!

Simila Wright Gillette
North Valley Band: Hunter Wright - Percussion / Ana Gillette – Tenor Sax / Ashley Simila – Clarinet
SMHS Orch: Adriana Monte de Oca - Viola
NMHS Band: Ellie McGary - French Horn
Kerr Snyder
GPHS Orch: Daniel Kerr - Violin / T. J. Snyder - Violin
Clara Dyson
AHS Band: Clara Dyson - Oboe
Kyllian Lecours
SMHS Band: Kyllian Lecours - Alto Sax
NMHS Orch: Cameron Marshall - Violin
AHS Orch: Eva Mitchell Vargas - Violin

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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"