Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific is excited to announce that prize-winning flutist Dr. Brittany Trotter will join our faculty this fall as assistant professor of practice in flute.
Trotter leads a diverse career as an educator, soloist and collaborator. Equally versed in post-classical contemporary and experimental music, as well as electro-acoustic music and interdisciplinary works, Trotter received first prize in numerous national and regional competitions including the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition. She has performed in the flute sections of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, and Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, among others. She has also performed and premiered new works with Pittsburgh-based new music ensemble Alia Musica.
In addition to her busy performance schedule, Trotter teaches and serves as a guest lecturer at universities throughout the United States. She has performed and presented at numerous regional and national flute conventions such as the 2020 National Flute Association Convention where she was a featured soloist.
Recipient of the NFA’s 2020 Graduate Research Competition for her dissertation "Examining Music Hybridity and Cultural Influences in Valerie Coleman’s Wish Sonatine and Fanmi Imen," Trotter continues to actively study the merging of western classical music, diverse culture and modern popular music. She recently presented a lecture recital entitled “Flute & Hip Hop” as part of her artist in residence with Unisound of Pittsburgh. Her passion for engaging with underrepresented communities through classical music has led her to collaborate with several nonprofits. She has served as the program coordinator for the Guardian of Sound’s Hip Hop Orchestra Summer Music Camp and as a teaching artist for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education.
Read more about Brittany Trotter at www.brittanytrotterflute.com