Gregory Pittman is an award-winning music educator in Lexington County, South Carolina. As a choral conductor in South Carolina and Texas, his choirs have earned Superior ratings in adjudicated festivals and his students routinely earn acceptance into auditioned honor choirs throughout the Southeast. He is a 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator Award nominee and serves as President of the South Carolina Music Educators Association Choral Division. From 2004 to 2011, he was Adjunct Professor of Music at Charleston Southern University where he taught voice, music education, music appreciation, and directed CSU’s men’s choir. In addition to his work as a choral conductor, Mr. Pittman has produced and directed the music for musicals such as My Fair Lady; Les Misérables; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Little Shop of Horrors.
In addition to teaching in the classroom, Mr. Pittman has led active music ministries at churches in both part-time and full-time capacities. His expertise includes combining longstanding elements of worship from church history with modern material to support a full individual and corporate offering of heart, mind, and soul.
Mr. Pittman maintains an active performance schedule. He is a principal tenor and Assistant Director of The King’s Counterpoint and Cantores Charleston, professional choral ensembles based in Charleston, South Carolina. He has also appeared with other professional choral ensembles including the Taylor Festival Choir and the Cecilia Ensemble and is on the choral staff of Charleston’s Old St. Andrews Parish Church.
Mr. Pittman has performed in many spectacular venues, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Bethlehem, Israel, where he performed Handel’s Messiah on Christmas Eve; and choral residencies at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
Mr. Pittman’s extra-musical interests include the study, practice, and coaching of leadership, productivity, and parliamentary procedure.
Mr. Pittman earned his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of South Carolina and his Master of Music degree in conducting from Southwestern Seminary. He has extensive additional studies in psychology and counseling.
Mr. Pittman is married to Heather Wilcox, Director of Choirs at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina and principal soprano with The King’s Counterpoint. Between them, they have five children, three of whom are heavily involved in the arts.