Biography

Nell Britton holds a M.M. (2017) in piano performance from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied piano with Dr. Laura Kargul. Nell also earned a B.Mus. (2015) degree in piano performance with USM, studying piano with Laura Kargul, Robert Glover, Annie Antonacos, and piano pedagogy with Christine Kissack. Prior to USM, she studied for two years at Ithaca College (2010-2012) in New York, majoring in Music Education and Piano Performance.

Nell is a member of the Maine Music Teachers Association, the Music Teachers National Association, and the Suzuki Assocation of the Americas. She is passionate about furthering her education as a music teacher and has completed the coursework for Suzuki Every Child Can, Suzuki Volume 1, and the Royal Conservatory of Music Teaching Elementary Piano Course. She currently runs a vibrant piano studio of approximately 35 students.

Prior to running her own piano studio, she worked on the faculty at Waynflete and the Portland Conservatory of Music. She currently serves as the Music Director for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

Nell was the recipient of the Elsie Bixler Jr. Prize (2009) and Ezra Rachlin Music Prize (2010) through Bay Chamber Concerts, and was awarded a prize in the Rossini Club’s Gould Award competition (2009) and Kotchsmar Memorial Scholarship Competition (2009). She was also winner of the USM Honors Recital Competition (2015) and USM Chamber Music Competition (2016). 

Nell currently resides in South Portland, ME with her husband, John, and their dog, Coco. 

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The Pit Band of 42nd Street at Lyric Music Theater 2018