Biography

Biography

Brittany DeYoung is the Harp faculty member at the Flint Institute of Music.  She performs regularly with top regional orchestras including the Lansing Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 she was selected to perform with the Olympic International Orchestra for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.  She has competed in and won several competitions including the University of Arizona Concerto Competition, Southern Arizona Symphony Concerto Competition, and the ASTA String Competition.  As a solo harpist Brittany has performed many concertos with the Murray Symphony including the Handel Harp Concerto in B-flat, the Rodrigo Concierto Serenata, and the Saint-Saëns Morceau de Concert.  She has also performed many solo and ensemble recitals throughout Utah, Arizona, and Michigan.

Brittany began studying the harp at age 8 with Julie Keyes.  She received her Masters Degree in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan in 2009 and her Bachelors in 2007 from the University of Arizona.   She received full tuition scholarships at both universities and studied with Professors Joan Holland, Lynne Aspnes and Dr. Carrol McLaughlin.  While at the University of Arizona she toured with the university harp ensemble,  HarpFusion, to China, Korea, and Spain where she was selected to compete in the Maria Rosa Calvo-Manzano Spanish International Harp Competition.