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Residencies

Britt Education & Engagement is planning to resume a full schedule of in-person Residencies with local, regional, and national teaching artists for the 2021-22 school year. If in-person events are not possible for any reason, we will continue to convert or replace those offerings with related virtual programs on a case by case basis.

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

Winter Residency Artists for 2022

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Photo by Victoria Pickering

Sō Percussion

January 26 - 28, 2022 

Britt Education, in partnership with Chamber Music Concerts and The Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU, are hosting the world-renowned ensemble Sō Percussion. As part of their Residency, Sō Percussion will provide a workshop for local high school and college percussion students where they will learn the original Sō Percussion piece, “amid the noise”.

"Through a mix of consummate skill and quirky charm, this mercurial quartet has helped to ignite an explosive new enthusiasm for percussion music old and new." - NY Times

Sō Percussion is in its eighth year as Edward T. Cone performers-in-residence at Princeton University, and recently released their new album Narrow Sea, written for them by Caroline Shaw, who was also 2019 Britt Conducting Fellow and composer of Brush: Music in the Woodlands.

Performing most of the music in “amid the noise” does not require great physical virtuosity. In fact, the process of preparing these pieces is as important as the end result: in the best case, it affects the performer’s aesthetic attitude.

The students will perform “amid the noise” for the public at the SOU Recital Hall on January 27th. Students and faculty will be admitted for free to this performance. Sō Percussion will also be presented in concert at the recital hall on Friday, January 28th at 7:30pm

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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.