Theresa Britt is a violinist and music teacher in Fredericksburg, Texas. She is the director of the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras, a teacher for the Hill Country Youth Orchestras, and maintains a large private studio of violin, viola and cello students in Fredericksburg and Kerrville. She performs as a fiddler with the Rock Box in Fredericksburg, Texas. As a classical artist, she performs in Symphony of the Hills in Kerville and in string quartets for weddings and events.
In 2012, Theresa completed a Master’s Degree in Violin Pedagogy at Texas Tech University. She received her Bachelor of Music with teacher certification from Texas Tech University in 2007. She studied violin in the studio of Dr. Kirsten Yon while at Texas Tech.
Formerly, Theresa directed orchestra at Atkins Middle School in Lubbock, Texas and served as a master teacher for the Texas Tech University String Project. She also taught Suzuki group classes for the Suzuki Talent Education of the Lubbock Region and was violin coach for the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra.
As an undergraduate, Theresa became interested in the Suzuki Method of teaching music because many of Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophies overlap her personal philosophies of education. She has trained with Beverly De la Bretonne, Sue Baer, Laurie Scott, William Dick, Teri Enfeldt, Linda Fiore, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Ed Kreitman, Allen Lieb, Sherry Cadow, and Mark Bjork. She has registered teacher training for Suzuki Violin Volumes 1 through 8 and Suzuki in Schools.
Theresa holds professional memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
To further her growth as a musician, she attends festivals such as the Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas and the International Music Academy in Pilsen, Czech Republic. In May of 2011, she attended the Starling-Delay Symposium at the Juilliard School to observe masterclasses with high level teachers and student artists. As a performer, she has played with the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale, the Plainview Symphony, the Caprock String Quartet, Symphony of the Hills in Kerrville, Brazos Valley Symphony in College Station, and for various church orchestras.
She served as a board member for the South Plains Suzuki Strings Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the Suzuki philosophies in West Texas through parent, student, and teacher education.
At age 9, she began studying violin in Amarillo, Texas. She also studied flute in middle school and high school. At Palo Duro High School, she was both drum major of the band and concertmaster of the orchestra. Eventually, she focused on violin as her primary instrument but still enjoys other forms of music. She is an active fiddler, singer, and even an amateur guitarist. She collects vinyl records of various American roots music, violin works, and chamber music.