Ms. Brittany Newell

Director of Orchestras

Ballard High School


2017-18 Orchestras Handbook

Brittany Newell

Brittany Newell is the Director of Orchestras at Ballard High School, where she leads the Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Fiddle Ensemble.  Since she has been at Ballard, the Orchestras have consistently earned Superior ratings at regional and national festivals. Fiddle Ensemble won first place at the 2015 WWU State Orchestra Festival, and both Orchestras received Gold Awards at the 2015 Vancouver Heritage Festival. More recently, the Symphonic Orchestra earned 2nd place at the 2017 Northwest Orchestra Festival and the Chamber Orchestra was selected by audition to perform at the 2016 National Orchestra Festival, and at Lincoln Center in 2018 as part of the National Orchestra Cup. 

Ms. Newell graduated from the University of Washington where she earned a BM in Music Education and a BA in Mathematics, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Violin Performance at Western Washington University. She has enjoyed performing with various local orchestras including Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra and Cascade Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 she received the Outstanding Educator Award by the Ballard High School PTA.


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