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Residencies

Britt Education & Engagement offers a variety of residency programs throughout the school year, at no cost to Jackson and Josephine county schools. Local, regional and national teaching artists are brought directly into classrooms to connect with pre-K through graduate level students during each school term. Residencies range from a single school visit to a full year of interactive presentations, lectures, master classes, and affordably priced performances in our community. Many of our residencies are in partnership with other local arts organizations and educational institutions, and all school visits are always free.

If you’d like a celebrated teaching artist to visit your school, contact our Director of Education & Engagement at kay.hilton@brittfest.org

Fall Residency Artists for 2022

Sphinx Virtuosi

October 6 - 7, 2022

Sphinx Virtuosi

Photo: Brian Hatton

Britt Education, in partnership with Chamber Music Concerts and The Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU, is proud to host the thrilling and unique ensemble, Sphinx Virtuosi. Sphinx will offer a special presentation with Q & A for local high school music students in the SOU Recital Hall on October 6th.

"The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra and serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization – the leading social justice non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Comprised of eighteen accomplished Black and Latinx artists, a critical aim of the Sphinx Virtuosi is to evolve and transform the face of classical music through artistic excellence, pioneering programming, and impassioned community engagement. Its members serve as cultural and diversity ambassadors for audiences and communities around the United States during national tours."

Sphinx Virtuosi will also be presented in concert at the SOU Recital Hall on Friday, October 7th at 7:30pm

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here!

Britton René-Collins

November 16 - 18, 2022

Britton Rene

Photo: James Hardy Photography LLC

In partnership with the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, Britt Education is pleased to bring the award-winning percussionist Britton René-Collins to our valley and into our schools. René-Collins will visit several classrooms to connect directly with music students on November 16th and 18th. On November 17th, she will give a master class to percussion students at SOU.

"Toronto-based percussionist Britton-René Collins finds passion in the art of contemporary percussion performance. A winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Britton-René has dedicated her artistry to shaping a more diverse and inclusive community for all musicians to thrive in equally. She was awarded the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active commitment to creating social change through her music. She recently launched a blog in which she discusses her experiences in facing various challenges as a minority musician. Britton-René enjoys arranging classical works for solo marimba and small instrumental ensembles, and she is also passionate about contributing to the growth of modern percussion repertoire. Her current projects include composing and commissioning new works for multi-percussion and marimba. Through a combination of spoken word and non-traditional percussion instrumentation, her compositions address various socio-political topics that are both relevant and insufficiently discussed in modern society."

René-Collins will also be presented in the concert entitled "A Bold Amen" by the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra on November 18, 19 & 20.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here!

Winter Residency Artists 2023 - Coming Soon

Fellowship Artistic Advisor & Mentor, Alexandra Preucil, performs at the Rogue Valley Manor in July of 2021 with members of the Grants Pass Orchestra Program after three days of coaching sessions.


The Anderson Brothers Trio improvises with the Phoenix High School Jazz Band.


Meriwethers at Sunny Wolf Charter School
Students enjoy the Meriwethers Residency at Sunny Wolf Charter School.