Director of The Pride of Oklahoma
Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts
Phone: (405) 325-2731
Brian A. Britt has served communities and universities in Oklahoma and Texas as a band director and fine arts administrator for the 32 years. Currently, Professor Britt is the Associate Dean of Fine Arts, Director of Athletic Bands, and holds the Gene Braught Chair in Music at The University of Oklahoma. He is Director of “The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band” and conducts the OU Boomer Campus Band. As Associate Dean, Professor Britt is responsible for special projects within the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.
Under Professor Britt’s leadership, The “Pride of Oklahoma” Marching Band has appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and has twice appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. The “Pride” has appeared at 17 bowl games bowl games under his direction: Cotton Bowl (2), Rose Bowl (2), Orange Bowl (4) Fiesta Bowl (3), Sugar Bowl (2), Holiday Bowl, Sun Bowl, Insight Bowl, and Russell Athletic Bowl, with six of these appearances occurring in conjunction with BCS National Championship games or the College Football Playoff. In spring of 2017, the “Pride of Oklahoma” Marching Band was selected as one featured ensembles for the CBDNA Athletic Band Forum in conjunction with the CBDNA National Convention in Kansas City, MO.
Professor Britt is active nationally as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, lecturer, and consultant. He has presented sessions and served on panel discussions at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association State Convention, the Texas Music Educators Association State Convention, the CBDNA National Convention, and the CBDNA National Athletic Band Symposium. As a conductor, Professor Britt maintains an active schedule conducting All-State and All-Region bands throughout the southwest. Professor Britt recently collaborated with the OU Wind Symphony, recording David Biedenbender’s “Luminescence” to be included on their soon to be released professional CD recording.
Professor Britt’s previous teaching and administrative experiences have included positions at Richardson ISD, Round Rock ISD, Stephen F. Austin State University, Garland ISD, Texas Christian University, Chickasha (OK) Public Schools, and Norman (OK) Public Schools.
Professor Britt earned both his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music (percussion) degrees from the University of Oklahoma. His professional associations include the Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa, Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Tau Beta Sigma (honorary), and Kiwanis International. He and his wife Alicia have one daughter, Avery. All three are active members at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman, OK.