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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

Fall Residency Artists for 2021

Mandy & Junebug - Comfort Seeds

October 2021 - June 2022

Mandy Bryn Severin of The Meriwethers is back with her teaching companion, Junebug the Dachshund, to launch a new residency program. This will be a multi-month program for 4th and 5th graders and will include singing and songwriting, journaling and letter writing, visual arts, and hands-on gardening combined with learning about the natural world. The music, art, and writing will be informed and inspired by the nature that surrounds us and will encourage creative collaboration between the students. This will be Mandy's third program launch for Britt Education and we couldn't be more excited about it. The positive impact of her programs on rural elementary schools has been extraordinary.


dmitri matheny

Dmitri Matheny

(in partnership with Siskiyou Music Project)

Classroom visits - October 13 - 15, 2021

  • Crater High School, Central Point
  • North Medford High
  • South Medford High
  • Phoenix High

Concert at Grizzly Peak Winery - October 15, presented by Siskiyou Music Project

Dmitri Matheny attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, followed by the Berklee College of Music, Boston, graduating magna cum laude. After private studies with Carmine Caruso in New York City, Matheny became the protégé of the legendary Art Farmer, a formative relationship that lasted over a decade. Upon Farmer’s passing, Matheny acquired his mentor’s copper-bell flugelhorn. Farmer was Matheny’s public champion and private mentor. Read More


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.