Dr. Emily Britton

Lecturer, Horn


Emily Britton, a native of Rochester, New York, currently serves as Lecturer of Horn at the University of Louisville School of Music. Before joining the UofL faculty, Dr. Britton was Consortium Instructor of Horn at the University of Evansville and Principal Horn of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Britton maintains a busy freelance schedule, including serving as Principal Horn of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal Horn for the Indianapolis Chamber, Third Horn in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, frequent appearances in the Louisville Orchestra, and studio work in Nashville. Dr. Britton was a member of the USAF Heritage of America Band from 2010 to 2015, 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 presented over 400 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, 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 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. Dr. Britton’s past teachers include Michelle Stebleton, W. Peter Kurau, and Jennifer Burch.