BRITTON MATTHEWS is an established freelance percussionist active in contemporary chamber music across the United States, especially throughout New York and New Jersey. She specializes in keyboard and contemporary percussion. Currently, Britton is on faculty at Molloy College, where she teaches applied percussion, piano, and history of jazz.
Recent notable performances include Wordless Music's East Coast tour of Riceboy Sleeps, featuring Jónsi and Alex Somers, Terrence Malick's The Voyage of Time, and the NYC premiere production of Phillip Pulman's The Firework Maker’s Daughter at New Victory Theater. In addition, Britton is a recording artist with both the NAXOS and Nonesuch labels. She regularly performs at Stage42 with the Yiddish revival of Fiddler on the Roof, and The Players Theatre in New York, with the Literally Alive Musical Theater Company. She is a member of the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble and Ensemble LPR.
As a member of Exit 9 Percussion Group, Britton has performed extensively across the country, presenting hundreds of clinics in schools and community centers. Exit 9 is ensemble-in-residence at Mason Gross School of the Arts’ Extension Division.
Britton received her Master of Music degree from Rutgers University, and her Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University. She has studied with many notable percussionists, including Bob Becker, She-e Wu, Chris Deviney, Todd Meehan and the late Dr. Larry Vanlandingham.
Britton lives in Brooklyn, NY