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Brittany McCollum

223 Knollwood Drive * Elkin, NC 28621 (336) 466-4804 *

2009-Present Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ Bachelor of Music, with a major in Music Education, May 2013 Elkin High School, Elkin, NC High School Diploma, May 2009. Graduated with honors.


Music Teaching Experience

Sept. 2011-Present Princeton Meadow Church and Event Center, Princeton, NJ Elementary music teacher for ages 4-12. Praise Makers: Ages 4 and 5. Hymnody: Grades 1-6. General Music (2): Grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. Choir: Grades 1-6. New Hope-Solebury School District, New Hope, PA Student teacher for grades K-5 under the direction of Ms. Emily VanPraag. Robbinsville Public School District, Robbinsville, NJ Practicum student teacher for grades 6-8 under the direction of Mr. Grant Mech. East Brunswick Public School District, East Brunswick, NJ Practicum student teacher for grades 1-3 under the direction of Mrs. Maia Kauffman. First Baptist Church of Elkin, Elkin, NC Childrens Choir Director, grades 1-3. Led weekly rehearsals and directed performances for the Christmas and Easter services.

Sept.-Dec. 2012

Jan.-May 2012

Sept.-Dec 2011


Music Performance Experience

2011-2012 Westminster Symphonic Choir, Princeton, NJ Performed Brahms Requiem with the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA under the rehearsal baton of Dr. Joe Miller and Dr. Amanda Quist, and under the

performance baton of Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Westminster Symphonic Choir, Princeton, NJ Performed Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection, and Hugo Wolfs Frhlingschor, Elfenlied, and Der Feuerreiter with the Berlin Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall under the rehearsal baton of Dr. Joe Miller and Dr. Amanda Quist, and under the performance baton of Sir Simon Rattle. Westminster Womens Symphonic Choir, Princeton, NJ The first ever Westminster Symphonic Women's Choir premiered works by Ola Gjelio and Tarrick O' Reagan. Williamson Voices, Princeton, NJ Recorded James Whitbourn's Annelies Oratorio with Arianna Zukerman, clarinetist Bharat Chandra, and The Lincoln Trio for NAXOS Music Library under the baton of Dr. James Jordan. 2010-2011 Westminster Schola Cantorium, Princeton, NJ Toured in various towns through Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware under the baton of Dr. James Jordan Westminster Chapel Choir, Princeton, NJ Performed concert of various repertoire at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Professor Sun Min Lee.


Employment History
2010-Present Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ Office of Information Technology Lab Monitor. Monitor two on campus computer and piano labs for student usage. Baby Sitter, Self-employed A member of Regularly babysits for local families. Yadkin County School System, Yadkinville, NC Group Leader. In the summer and Christmas holidays I work for the counties Out of School Time Program. Children in grades 1-6 attend. Each group leader is in charge of no more than 14 children at time. First Baptist Church of Elkin, Elkin, NC Summer intern. In charge of organizing and advertising an alternative worship service on Saturday nights. Chaperoned all youth trips and missions.



Summer of 2010


Royalls Soda Shoppe, Elkin, NC Cashier and waitress. Run the cash register, and make sure every customer is accounted for.

Deans list recognition for fall semester of 2009, fall and spring semester of 2010, 2011, and 2012. Deans Scholarship of Rider University National Honors Society of Elkin High School Selected member of the 2007 North Carolina Honors Chorus Selected member of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Mars Hill Choral Clinic

Music Education Instructors

Dr. Frank Abrahams, Westminster Choir College Dr. Al Holcomb, Westminster Choir College Dr. Sharon Morrow, Westminster Choir College Dr. Janet Cape, Westminster Choir College Dr. Anthony Kosar, Westminster Choir College Dr. Joel Phillips, Westminster Choir College Mrs. Ellen Abrahams, Westminster Choir College Mr. Maher, Westminster Choir College

Vocal Instructors
Ms. Elizabeth Sutton, Westminster Choir College Ms. Anne Grey, Westminster Choir College Ms. Svetlana Royall, Elkin, NC

Conducting Instructors
Dr. James Jordan, Westminster Choir College Dr. Amanda Quist, Westminster Choir College

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Association for Music Education (NAfME)


Available upon request.