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Britt Hewitt is an NYC-based pop/alternative singer/songwriter and Juilliard trained classical vocalist.
Britt grew up in the arts schools of Jacksonville, Florida, and has been singing and writing music for as long as she can remember. She started to teach herself to play piano by ear at the age of 5, and began taking voice lessons and performing for public audiences when she was just 8 years old. By the time she was 12, she had recorded her first demo album, performed on local television, and toured in Greece as a soloist with her school choir. At 15, Britt’s family relocated to Dallas, Texas, where she attended and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While there, she studied opera, choral music, and jazz, and she appeared in lead roles in school productions ranging from Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical under the direction of the Dallas Theater Center's Kevin Moriarty, to Mozart’s The Magic Flute. She was among the school’s Jazz Singers, with whom she attained finalist status at The Monterey Jazz Festival in 2016. During her time in high school, she interned at The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, studied at The Recording Academy’s Grammy Camp Nashville, and became a contestant of the blind auditions for season 10 of The Voice (for which she never performed, as the teams filled up while she quite literally waited in the wings).
In 2016, Britt was accepted to The Juilliard School and began pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts under the tutelage of the late Sanford Sylvan. William Burden became her teacher in 2019. At Juilliard, Britt played Mistress Quickly in the spring 2018 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Miles in the school’s fall 2018 production of Turn of the Screw, and Spirit in their spring 2019 production of Dido and Aeneas. The latter toured in the U.S. and Europe, including the historic Chateau de Versailles. She has performed in two Focus Festival performances curated by Dr. Joel Sachs. Her repertoire as a classical performer continues to lean towards newer works that push musical boundaries. She created the role of Dawn in Experiments in Opera's first workshop of Everything for Dawn: Part I. She worked with The American Opera Project for their public libretto reading of Eat the Document. Britt recently presented her graduation recital, the repertoire for which consisted only of women composers from the 20th century and forward.
Britt is a member of The New York Songwriters Circle and has performed her original work at The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall. She is a My NYC Song Contest 2018 finalist for her song “Left Behind.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Britt continued working in new music. She became a part of Opera Harmony, with whom she created the following roles: Joe in The Den by Christopher Schlechte-Bond and Fiona Williams, Person in No Room No Room No Room by Gareth Mattey, Susan in APART/MENTAL by Ken Steen and Mary Birnbaum, and Voice in Fish Out of Water by Katie Jenkins. The Opera Harmony projects will appear on Opera Vision starting in August. Britt also worked with Experiments in Opera to create a home-filmed preview of their opera in progress, Everything for Dawn. Britt is the first singer to attend the Kneisel Hall Young Artist Chamber Music Program, which is taking place online for its 2020 season.