Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation I got to have with Brittany Newell and music and all it's many wonders!
(And my apologies for the low sound quality at times from my microphone, technology is a real bear!)
Brittany Newell was the Director of Orchestras at Edmonds-Woodway High School from 2018-2022, previous to that she spent six years at Ballard High School in Seattle, where she enjoyed working with students and families as the orchestra program grew from one class to a program including over eighty string students in two curricular orchestras and an extra-curricular Fiddle Ensemble.
In 2016, Ms. Newell was named Ballard High School’s Outstanding Educator. Ms. Newell earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor in Mathematics from the University of Washington and she completed a Masters in Music Performance at Western Washington University in 2018. She has enjoyed performing with various local ensembles including the NW Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Cascade Symphony and within the Seattle old-time music community.