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 orchestral percussion. Currently, Britton is on faculty at Molloy College, where she teaches applied percussion, piano, and history of jazz.
Recent notable performances include the NYC premiere production of Phillip Pulman's The Firework Maker’s Daughter at New Victory Theater, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival with conductor/composer Tan Dun, Phillip Glass’ MATA Fesitval, and Meet the Composer’s Three-City Dash at Symphony Space. In addition, Britton is a recording artist with both the NAXOS and Nonesuch labels. She is regularly featured at the historic Players Theatre in New York, with the Literally Alive Musical Theater Company, and she is a member of the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble.
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 with her husband, Ben, and her dog, Parker. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets and exploring Brooklyn's best parks.