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Out of concern for the safety of our students, teachers, and community, there will be no in-person residency visits for the 2020/21 school year. We are working with teachers and artists on virtual presentations until it is safe to return to classrooms. The Britt Bridge Series will feature teaching musicians sharing information about a variety of instruments, techniques, and music by education artists from around the country.

Britt Education & Engagement continues to offer an expanded residency program, with a focus on bringing local, regional and national musicians into our schools during the school year. These music visits serve kindergarten through graduate level students in Jackson and Josephine counties during each school term. Residencies range from a single school visit to five days of presentations, master classes, individual lessons 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 offered for free.

If you’d like musicians to visit your school, contact our Director of Education & Engagement at


For more information contact or call 541-779-0847.

2021 Residency Artists

2021 Residency artists will appear via the Britt Bridge Series video program:

January = Jazz Artists: Dmitri Mathey, Ed Dunsavage, Kate Olson, and Garrett Baxter.

February = The Oregon Wind Quintet: Lydia Van Dreel, Melissa Peña, Steve Vacchi, Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Kim Won.

March = Classical Artists: Ignace Jang (BFO Concertmaster), and more!

April = Mill City String Quartet: Ruth Marshall (BFO Cellist), Erika Hoogeveen, Valerie Little, Huldah Niles.

May = Britt Festival Orchestra Artists: Conrad Jones, Andrea Levine, George Nickson.

Britt Bridge Series 2020/21

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Check out our new music education video series: Britt Bridge Series. To view the latest video or to see the entire playlist, click here:

Introduction with Kay Hilton

Here is the Anderson Brothers Trio, one of many professional artists who visit local schools through Britt Education's Residency program. On this day, they were working with students in the Phoenix High School band. They were great at engaging students and having them join the trio.

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