Emily Britton

Emily Britton, a native of Rochester, New York, currently serves as Lecturer of Horn at the University of Louisville School of Music. Before joining the UofL faculty, Dr. Britton was Consortium Instructor of Horn at the University of Evansville and Principal Horn of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Britton maintains a busy freelance schedule, including serving as Principal Horn of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra,Third Horn in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, frequent appearances in the Louisville Orchestra, and studio work in Nashville. Dr. Britton was a member of the USAF Heritage of America Band from 2010 to 2015, stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.

Jessica Kunttu

Bassoonist Jessica Kunttu earned her DMA and MM degrees from Stony Brook University, and her BM and BA degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary teachers include Mark Popkin, John Pederson, and Frank Morelli. Current projects include the Tarmu-Kunttu Vibraphone & Bassoon Duo, which performs original compositions as well as jazz and latin standards. The duo is currently working on production of an upcoming CD. Ms. Kunttu performs regularly with orchestras in New York and North Carolina, as well as the North Shore ProMusica on Long Island, with her woodwind quintet. She will be joining the faculty at Duke University beginning in Fall 2019, and she is currently on the Library staff of the North Carolina Symphony. An avid lover of early music, Ms. Kunttu also plays baroque bassoon. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, exploring outdoors, and spending time with her dogs.

Nicholas Morrison

Nicholas Morrison is a Professor of Music and serves as Senior Associate Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. His teaching responsibilities have included the clarinet studio, wind conducting, music education, and chamber music. He has performed as clarinetist with the South Bend, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Utah Symphony Orchestras and with the Grand Tetons Festival, and is a founding member of Logan Canyon Winds, USU’s faculty wind quintet and of the flute-clarinet duo ~AirFare~. He has premiered works by Bill Douglas, Valerie Coleman, Libby Larsen, Keith Gates, Dennis Griffin and Philip Parker. He is frequently called upon as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor throughout the Intermountain region and has served as chair of the Research Committee and Editorial Board of the College Band Directors National Association. He has received grant support from USU, the Utah System of Higher Education, the Presser Foundation, the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Target Corporation, and the U. S. Department of State, and has received the Albert J. Colton Research Fellowship from the Utah Humanities Council. Morrison holds degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Notre Dame, and Florida State University and has studied with Curtis Craver, Donald Oehler, Scott Bridges, Sidney Forrest, Freddy Arteel, John Bruce Yeh and Frank Kowalsky.

Leslie Timmons

Leslie Timmons is Professor Emerita in the Music Department at Utah State University where she taught the flute studio and music education. She is Orff specialist with the Cache Children’s Choir. As a founding member of Logan Canyon Winds, USU’s faculty woodwind quintet, she has helped commission new works that are designed to involve children in live performance. Performing with ~AirFare~ , a duo with clarinetist Nicholas Morrison, has taken them to Haiti, Guatemala, Netherlands, and the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah and the UNC Chamber Music Workshop!