John Charles Britton, a native of Fort Worth, TX, is a classical guitarist and vocal accompanist of the highest caliber. He studied with world-renowned guitarist Sergio Assad at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he received a Professional Studies Diploma in the spring of 2013 and a Masters degree in the spring of 2012. John also holds an undergraduate degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he was a student of Julian Gray. He has performed in master classes with Odair Assad, Adam Holtzman, Nigel North, Pepe Romero, Eduardo Fernandez, William Kanengiser, and Anna Vidovic, among others.

An accomplished solo performer, John gave the North American premiere of Jean Francaix's Concerto pour guitare in collaboration with Maestro Alasdair Neale and the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra in November of 2013. John is also a gifted arranger, and the winner of the first and second prize at the First Annual Seconda Prattica International Guitar Arranging Competition with arrangements of piano works by Debussy and Durey for solo guitar.

In addition to solo guitar settings, John's work in voice and guitar arrangements have put him in high demand. He recently arranged a variety of repertoire for guitarist Milos Karadaglic and soprano Angela Gheorghiu, who performed John's arrangements at an intimate concert at the Verbier Festival in the summer of 2015. A sensitive accompanist, John has recently been heard in recitals with tenor Aaron Short, baritone Efrain Solis, and bass-baritone Philippe Sly. In addition to his recital appearances, John recently recorded two albums, accompanying well-loved spirituals with baritone Lester Lynch for a Pentatone release, On My Journey Now, and Schubert lieder with Philippe Sly on an album titled Schubert Sessions for Analekta. The arrangements featured on these albums are available through John's exclusive publisher, Productions d'Oz. Schubert Sessions has been nominated for a 2018 Juno Award, Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral.

John is also the talented distiller behind Ann Arbor Distilling Company
where he brings the same love of collaboration and appreciation for craft to the production of world-class, award-winning spirits