Brittany J. Green’s (b. 1991) work as a composer and educator is centered around her vision to create unique sounds, spaces, moments, and opportunities that engage audiences and challenge their thinking. Her music explores the intersection between sound, movement, and poetry and finding new ways to define relationships between the three. Her research and composition projects focus on designing gestural musical instruments, allowing movement to become a sound source instead of a reaction to sound.
Brittany holds a BM in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is pursuing an MM in Music Composition and Theory at East Carolina University (ECU). Prior to pursing her masters, Brittany taught publicly and privately for several years. As an educator she has taught general music, 6-12 band, and 9-12 chorus. As a music educator, she seeks to develop an appreciation and understanding of music in my students through performance and the creation of original music and instruments. Her students have performed in and out of state, participated in several honor clinics, and some are now successfully pursing music careers at the collegiate and professional level.
At ECU, Brittany is a graduate assistant with the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, a movement dedicated to engaging the Greenville, NC community in all aspects of new music culture- from commissioning to consumption of new music. As a graduate assistant, Brittany assists with planning and grant writing for the initiative’s programming, presents grant writing workshops for graduate students, and serves as a liaison between the NC NewMusic Initiative and the ECU Lab School on behalf of the initiative’s Young Composers Project. The Young Composers Project implements a 6-week curriculum that synthesizes basic music skills, teamwork, critical thinking, and creative and conceptual thought to yield an original piece of music. Designed for 3-6 grade students, the project helps students learn music through creation.
Brittany’s music has been featured at the New York City Electronic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Bowling Green State University Graduate Conference, and the Crossing Borders: Women Composers Around the World Concert Series. She has presented research and demonstrations on gestural musical instruments at ECU’s Research and Creative Arts Week (RCAW) and Intersection@ Art and Science Symposium. She has participated at SPLICE Institute and Snowpond Composer’s Workshop. Brittany is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society, Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), where she serves as the community service chair for the Raleigh/Durham (RDU) Alumnae chapter, and Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), where she serves on the national student council, and as the president of ECU’s chapter. As the community service chair for the RDU SAI chapter, she organizes monthly music events for the RDU community which include petting zoos, bucket drumming clinics, calls for scores, and recitals. As president of ECU’s SCI chapter, Brittany has spearheaded guest lectures, masterclasses, and panels on electronic music, collaborative work, and networking.