About Brit Schlude
As an educator, Brit Schlude (he/they), loves to build relationships that encourage progress and celebrate growth. Growing up he studied piano and cello, and worked towards his goal of being an orchestra teacher.
Brit graduated from LIU Post in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, studying cello with Maureen Hynes. He was then hired by Cypress Fairbanks ISD, the third largest school district in Texas, to teach orchestra at Bleyl Middle School. Starting out as an Assistant Orchestra Director, he was soon promoted to Head Orchestra Director, teaching beginning strings and conducting three performing orchestras.
His students attended the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest and the UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest, receiving high ratings each year. Brit also served as Organizer for the Region 27 Middle School Philharmonic Orchestra for all seven years he taught in Houston, TX.
Brit has always believed that a good music educator continues to perform. While studying at LIU Post, Brit performed with the orchestra, string ensemble, Merriweather Consort (early instrument ensemble), chorus, and pep band, seeking to gain knowledge in a variety of music ensembles. In Houston, TX, they performed as principle cello with the Houston Heights Orchestra and with the Houston Repertoire Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker with the Cypress Philharmonic.
Currently Brit is a freelance cellist, performing in their newly formed chamber ensemble, Dorian Consort, the Long Island Festival Orchestra, the Island Symphony Orchestra, and the Sound Symphony Orchestra. Brit started playing with the Sound Symphony Orchestra in 2005, when he was in high school, and is excited to return to the orchestra to play cello and serve as their General Manager. In addition to teaching private lessons, he also serves the New York music education community as a NYSSMA Adjudicator and as a board member of Long Island String Festival Association.