...is an emerging artist known for her “wonderful control,” “terrific energy,” “beautiful, spinning sound” and “sensitive musicianship” with “marvelous potential.” She is the First Prize winner of the 2013 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, and subsequently appeared as a featured guest artist at the 2014 Texas Flute Festival. She has also won top prizes and awards in the Atlanta Flute Club’s Young Artist competition, the Oklahoma Flute Society’s Collegiate Artist competition, the Kentucky Flute Society’s Young Artist competition, and the Texas Music Teachers Association’s Young Artist Concerto Competition. In October 2013, she made her Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall as a first prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition.
Brittney completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of North Texas, then moved to Boston where she studied with legendary pedagogue Robert Willoughby and earned a Master of Music degree from the Conservatory at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. While in Boston, Brittney performed and recorded with several orchestras and ensembles such as the Boston Chamber Orchestra, Brookline Symphony, Longitude New Music Ensemble, New England Repertory Orchestra (NERO), Video Game Orchestra, and the Encounters Ensemble for a Summer 2014 special engagement at the Peabody Essex Museum with composer-in-residence Matthew Aucoin and rising Metropolitan Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo. She also worked as a Teaching Artist in 2013 for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s inaugural “Notes in the Neighborhood” program, which brings music performance and education to children in Boston’s underserved communities.
In 2014, Brittney spent a year in Los Angeles studying with Jim Walker at the University of Southern California as a doctoral student and Point Foundation Scholar. She is completing the remainder of her degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, where she studies with Terri Sundberg and Elizabeth McNutt. She is currently on the faculty as Flute Instructor at North Central Texas College.
Brittney plays a handmade Miyazawa Boston Classic GS and is proud to be represented as a Miyazawa Emerging Artist.