Advisor: Dr. Nina Assimakopoulos
Flutist Brittany (Britt) Trotter is a vibrant performer and educator based near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She enjoys a creativity and passionate career ranging from performing a distinct combination of classical and contemporary music to teaching young beginners and adult amateurs flutists. From the concert stage to the classroom, she is committed to advocating and sharing the joys of musicking to her audience. As a performer, Britt has performed as a soloist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (2017) and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Wind Ensemble (2012). She also won first prize in the West Virginia Music Teacher National Association Young Artist Woodwind Competition (2016), the Wyoming Music Teacher National Association Young Artist Woodwind Competition (2015), and the Mississippi Music Teacher National Association Senior Performance Competition (2009). A versatile chamber musician, she was invited to participate in the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival (2009) with the Southern Wind Quartet and won first place in the Wyoming Music Teacher National Association Chamber Winds Competition (2014) with the Snowy Range Sextet. As a member of the BETA flute quartet, she has won first place in the West Virginia Music Teacher National Association Chamber Winds Competition (2016), the Flute Society of Kentucky Quartet Competition (2017), and selected as quarter-finalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Competition (2017). As an educator, Britt has maintained a successful private studio in south Mississippi and southwestern Wyoming. She was an adjunct flute instructor at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming (2016) and is currently the flute Teaching Artist at the Hope Academy of Arts and Music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2017). A native from Laurel, Mississippi, Britt holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned a Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of Wyoming where she served as the flute studio graduate assistant. As a recipient of the prestigious Arlen G. and Louise Stone Swiger Fellowship, Britt is in her second-year at West Virginia University pursing a Doctorate of Musical Arts and Certificate of University Teaching. Her majors teachers include Dr. Danilo Mezzadri, Dr. Nicole Riner, and Nina Assimakopoulos.