VFA Program Director & Instructor
Flutist Brittany Primavera is a solo performer, recording artist, chamber musician, and educator who has presented recitals and taught in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Her performances have been broadcast on Czech Radio Ostrava (Czech Republic) and on the Teleantioquia program What's up? (Colombia), as well as critically reviewed by The Flute View Magazine and I Care If You Listen. She is featured on Avid Sound Records, Interactions (2014) and BC + 1 (2017), and recently recorded Battle Cry of Freedom (2019), which was considered in the first round ballots of the GRAMMYs.
Currently, Ms. Primavera is a member of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," where she serves as Public Affairs Social Media Manager and Assistant Unit Photographer. She is also the Principal flutist of the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra and serves on the Board of Directors of the Capital Wind Symphony. Previously she served as a fifer in the United States Army “Old Guard” Fife and Drum Corps, where she performed in such venues as The White House (Washington D.C.), Parliament Hill (Canada), and several notable flute conventions and musters (The 2018 National Muster, Chester 150th Muster, Florida Flute Convention, and Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention).
Ms. Primavera maintains a flute studio in Virginia and serves as the Program Director and Instructor for the Virtual Flute Academy. Her students have auditioned into the Texas All-State Band and All-Region Orchestra, Lone Star Youth Winds, Interlochen Arts Academy, as well as competitive summer and collegiate programs across the country. Members of her studio are routinely named prize winners and outstanding soloists in state-wide and national contests.
Ms. Primavera earned the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of North Texas with an emphasis in Chamber Music, Music Theory, and Spanish. Additionally, she holds certificates from the Janáčkova akademie múzických umění (Czech Republic) and the Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice (France). Her primary teacher was Mary Karen Clardy, with additional studies with Vaclav Kunt, Frantisek Kantor, and Philippe Bernold.