As a teaching artist with professional interests in music performance and education, Brittany Trotter is a versatile and engaging performer of music from classical and jazz to contemporary. Whether on stage or in a classroom of 1st graders, Trotter is committed to pursuing innovative techniques in performing and teaching music.
Trotter is the Flute Teaching Artist at Hope Academy of Music and Art in Pittsburg, PA where she teaches lessons and directs the flute choir. In addition to her studio at Hope Academy, Trotter also teaches woodwinds and general music at Waldorf School of Pittsburgh and is a teaching artist with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Trust Arts Education program. As a passionate advocate of music education and community engagement, Trotter is involved with Guardians of Sound Hip Hop Ensemble and serves as the Program Coordinator of the Hip Hop Orchestra Summer Music Camp.
Trotter enjoys fostering a love of music in her students while developing their strong musical skills. She keeps lessons upbeat and entertaining while maintaining a creative and nurturing environment tailored to the needs of each individual student.
Trotter remains an active performer in both solo and chamber settings. She is a core member of the Incidental Chamber Players (Pittsburgh, PA), a substitute flutist/piccolo with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (Johnstown, PA), and regularly freelances in the Pittsburgh area. Trotter has performed at various regional flute conventions including Mid-South Flute Convention, Kentucky Flute Fair, Florida Flute Association Convention, Society of Greater Philadelphia Flute Fair, and Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair. She has been named a finalist and prize winner in many national competitions including the Music Teachers National Association (Mississippi, Wyoming, and West Virginia) and the Southern Flute Festival Young Artist Competition.
A native of Laurel, MS, Trotter received a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Wyoming where she served as the flute graduate teaching assistant. She earned her Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Brittany is currently in her third year at West Virginia University as a Swiger Fellowship recipient pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance and a Certificate of University Teaching.
Guardians of Sound Hip Hop Ensemble performing “Love Drunk” at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City in Pittsburgh, PA.
Christian Nowlin, writer, producer, lyricist
Idasa Tariq, writer, producer, lyricist
Ryan McMasters, composer, arranger, bassist
Brittany Trotter, flute
Kathleen Andrews, violin
Ahmer’e Blackman, cello
Ayesha Scott, vocal
Sean McMasters, percussion