Who We Are
Brittany McCorriston was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She began piano lessons at the age of 5 and playing wind instruments in middle school. Brittany started studying oboe in 2010 and studied with Vickey Hathaway. After high school, Brittany stepped away from music and decided to study Outdoor Adventure Education. After a significant injury causing departure from the program, Brittany used music to aid in her recovery. It was then that she began playing bassoon. Following her passion for music technology, classical, and contemporary music, Brittany studied at Berklee College of music in Boston, MA, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production and a minor in Instrument Repair.
Brittany performs regularly on bassoon and oboe in Canada and the USA with various community ensembles. While in school, she was part of the Large Ensemble Program at Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she was the principal bassoon in Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, as well as second bassoon in Boston Conservatory’s Orchestra. Brittany also played oboe in the Scoring Session Program at Berklee, and participated in regular recording sessions for various film and video-game music projects. In Fall 2019, Brittany was a double reed specialist at the York Music Camp in Orillia, Ontario.
Brittany is passionate about instrument repair and reed making. She has a minor in instrument repair and spends much of her free time in the repair shop working on her own projects. She also worked for the piano maintenance department at Berklee as a Piano Maintenance Assistant and now takes on private clients for piano tuning and repair. Brittany regularly attends reed-making workshops and is fascinated by the little things that go wrong or right when adjusting reeds. Brittany believes that reed-making is a journey and loves to discuss with other double-reed players about what has made their journey unique.
In her spare time, Brittany loves spending time outdoors and you will find her camping or competing in the dog show ring with her German Shepherd, Dax.
Susan has an extensive work history as a product manager both at the corporate and small business level. Her product management and negotiation experience allows her to work with our suppliers so that RSC can provide competitive pricing for the Canadian market. As a former member of IE Canada (Canadian Importers and Exporters Association) and OTA (Ontario Trucking Association), she is familiar with import and export regulations. Susan has been part of numerous working groups developing solutions for cross border security. Her experience in these industries means that she understands what it takes to get products into the country and delivered to your front door in a timely manner.