Retail Manager - N
Joined in


Retail Manager - N

About Me


I was born and raised over in good ol' Alamance County to an extremely talented family of musicians. From watching my family perform in various bands all across the country, to just pickin' and grinnin' in our living room in Graham, NC, I was destined to play music from the start.

I went to Greensboro College as a Music Education Major but after time spent at Music & Arts, I realized that I enjoyed the business side of music more than teaching. I also realized that I would have a greater impact on beginning musicians at the store, rather than trying to instruct an entire class. I switched majors and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in General Music with hopes to get my Master's in Business Administration in the next few years. My principal instrument is the flute but I also have background in Marching Percussion through years of playing on Drum Line. I have had the opportunity to play with different honors bands through school, the Alamance County Company Shops Band, and the Elon Phoenix Winds Ensemble. I enjoy working with local band programs as much as possible in and outside of our store!

My career at Music & Arts started in 2009 as a part time employee. I quickly learned how wonderful this company is! I am extremely blessed because I get to help musicians learn and grow every day through daily interaction and our amazing  lesson program! While in college I had an internship focusing on events and marketing, and try to use what I learned to focus on events and community outreach with our store. So far I have created involvement with the Burlington Christmas Parade and the Burlington Carousel Festival and I hope to keep the events coming for our customers and our lesson students.

Now working at the Cary, NC store I hope to continue to grow the lesson program through outside events and opportunities and get these students rockin' around town!

Come in and see us!

Brittany Cates


Find an expert nationwide

Burlington Music & Arts 336-584-3338 Burlington NC