Joanne Britz serves as Assistant Professor of Woodwinds-single reeds, at Pittsburg State University. She holds Bachelor's degrees in both clarinet performance and music education from the University of South Florida in Tampa. In addition, she holds a Master's degree in clarinet performance and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, both from The University of Texas at Austin. Her primary teachers have included Richard MacDowell and J. Brian Moorhead; she has had additional study with Hakan Rosengren, Dr. Jeffrey Lerner, Dr. Frank Kowalsky and Deborah Chodacki.
Although originally from the Northeast, Dr. Britz has spent the majority of her professional career in Florida and Texas. She has performed with the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, symphony orchestras in Abilene, Austin, Laredo, Midland, San Angelo, and Victoria, Texas; the Festival Institute at Round Top; and the Texas Music Festival in Houston.
Before joining Pittsburg State University, Dr. Britz held the position of Lecturer of Single Reeds at Angelo State University and played Principal clarinet with the Midland/Odessa Symphony and Chorale.
D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
M.M., The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
B.M. and B.S., University of South Florida, Florida, U.S.A.