|Country||United States of America|
|Categories||Aleatoric, Classical, Contemporary, Electronic|
Dennis Pitman (b. 1985) began his musical training at the age of ten playing tuba in his school band. From there, he expanded into composition, teaching himself music theory while in high school.
In 2008, Mr. Pitman graduated magna cum laude with his B.M. in music composition from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he studied tuba with Don Little and composition with Hsiao-Lan Wang, David Bithell, James Worlton, Joseph Klein, and Cindy McTee. Mr. Pitman has also participated in private instruction with composers Samuel Adler and Augusta Read Thomas. He then attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. There he earned a Master of Music degree while studying with Burton Beerman, Mikel Kuehn, and Elainie Lillios.
Mr. Pitman has performed with various ensembles including the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band, UNT Concert Band, UNT Brass Band, UNT Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, and assorted chamber ensembles. He has composed works for various instruments and ensembles, including symphony orchestra, vocal media, and electronics.
Mr. Pitman is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity, the American Composer’s Forum, and The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He is also a recipient of the University of North Texas Board of Regents Merit Scholarship and the David M. Schimmel Memorial Scholarship for Composition.
Mr. Pitman now studies law while continuing to compose. Music remains his first true passion, and he remains dedicated to it even as he ventures outside of the music world professionally.