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Residencies

"The chance for my students to experience presenting their music to a variety of ages in an educational setting has been invaluable. They are honing skills that will be indispensable to their careers. Thank you for your work with them and for providing this opportunity!"
~ Dr. Terry Longshore, Southern Oregon University

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 kay.hilton@brittfest.org

Questions?

For more information contact education@brittfest.org or call 541-779-0847.

Residencies 2020

Anderson Brothers

The Anderson Brothers - Ashland Jazz Festival

In partnership with Ashland High School and Siskiyou Music Project, the Andersons serve as clinicians to prepare the jazz students for the festival and perform as headliners in a culminating performance for the public on January 25th.  They also starred in a promotional concert produced by Siskiyou Music Project on January 24th.

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soupercussion 2019 1SOU Percussion Students

Two duos of percussion majors will visit four rural elementary schools in February.  Younger students will learn about percussion and presenting students will have an opportunity to teach short sessions in real classrooms before they graduate. This is an ongoing partnership between The Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU and Britt Education.

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Mill City QuartetThe Mill City Quartet

Founded in the fall of 2007, the Mill City String Quartet seeks to create exciting and diverse concerts for listeners both familiar and new to chamber music. MCSQ has been chosen three times as Minnesota Public Radio Class Notes artists, allowing them the opportunity to develop curriculum and reach thousands of school children across all grade levels. The 2019-20 season brings two new opportunities for the quartet through being selected as education artists-in-residence with The Schubert Club and Oregon’s

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Herdeman Kelly DuoHerdeman-Kelly Duo

Ms. Kelly is a member of our BFO and the duo will be presenting both classical and celtic genres over the course of 6 classroom visits. “An experienced orchestral musician, Ms. Kelly has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera,

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themeriwethers residencyedu 2018 200x200 1The Meriwethers

Four weekly visits to the 4th grade class to add music, visual arts, journaling and nature walks to the existing Lewis & Clark and Oregon Trail curriculum, culminating in a musical and video performance for the student body and parents. This is part of an ongoing Britt Education Residency for The Meriwethers.

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Trio BrasileiroTrio Brasiliero

This will be the Trio’s second residency with Britt Education (the first was in 2016), and they will be presented in partnership with Siskiyou Music Project. A concert for the public will occur on the evening of May 1st.

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kevincarr 2019 1Kevin Carr

Kevin Carr will be visiting rural elementary schools as part of Britt Education’s Residency program this May. Kevin is a soulful and exciting musician whose style draws from Irish, Québécois (French Canadian), Galician (northern Spain) and Appalachian roots.

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2020 Residency Activities & Concerts

The Anderson Bros – Ashland Jazz Festival (Residency January 22 - 25)

Concert Fri., January 24 @ 7:00 PM

Ashland Jazz Festival Concert Sat., January 25 @ 7:00 PM

Local school visits: Ashland High School


SOU Percussion Students (Residency various dates in February)

Local school visits: Oak Grove Elementary, Ruch Elementary, Grants Pass High School, and Roosevelt Elementary


The Mill City Quartet (Residency February 25 - 27)

Local school visits: Highland Elementary, North Middle School, Central Point Classical Conversations, JPR, and Hendrick Middle School


Herdeman-Kelly Duo (Residency March 10 - 12)

Local school visits: TSO Symposium, Jefferson Exchange


The Meriwethers at Ruch Elementary School (Residency various dates in April)

Local school visits: Ruch Elementary


SOU Wind Students Trio (Residency various dates in April)

Local school visits: TBD


Trio Brasileiro (Residency April 29 – May 1)

Trio Brasileiro will perform at Paschal Winery at 7:00pm on May 1st. This concert is in partnership with Siskiyou Music Project. Tickets: TBD.

Local school visits: TBD


Kevin Carr (Residency various dates in May)

Local school visits: TBD

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.