University of Evansville - Consortium Instructor of Horn
Evansville Philharmonic — Principal Horn
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra — Principal Horn
CSSM faculty since 2004
DMA (Florida State University), MM (Eastman School of Music), BSc (Roberts Wesleyan College)
Dr. Emily Britton, a native of Rochester, New York, currently serves as Consortium Instructor of Horn at the University of Evansville and Principal Horn of the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony Orchestras. As part of the University of Evansville faculty, she is a member of the Shepard Brass and Harlaxton Wind Quintets, and since moving to Indiana, she has become a frequent substitute with the Louisville Orchestra and Orchestra Kentucky. Dr. Britton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, a Master of Music Performance and Literature degree from Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Music degree in Brass Performance from Florida State University. She has studied with Michelle Stebleton, W. Peter Kurau, and Jennifer Burch.
Before joining the faculty at University of Evansville, Dr. Britton was a member of the USAF Heritage of America Band, stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. During her tenure with the Air Force, she performed with the Heritage Brass, the Langley Winds, and the concert band. In five years of service, she gave over four hundred performances of various kinds throughout the East Coast, giving master classes at various universities and high schools and enjoying several particularly unique opportunities, such as playing the National Anthem for millions of NASCAR and Major League Baseball fans and performing the music of Glenn Miller in the streets of Poland. While living in Virginia, Dr. Britton also became a frequent substitute horn player with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Before entering the military, Dr. Britton appeared regularly with the Tallahassee Symphony, the Albany Symphony, the Mobile Symphony, the Pensacola Symphony and Opera, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and served as Principal Horn of the Northwest Florida Symphony and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. She was awarded second place in the collegiate division of the International Horn Competition of America in 2009.
Dr. Britton has been a member of the Csehy family since she was in fifth grade, and has the rare distinction of being faculty dependent, student, staff, counselor, and, since 2004, a member of the faculty.