About❓ · Gregory Pittman

About❓

TL;DR

  • Husband to a beautiful redhead who is also an amazing choral director (that's how we met)
  • Dad to 3, stepdad to 2, dog dad to 2
  • Educator since 2001; certified in choral music and educational administration and supervision
  • Professional musician
  • How my brain works: Enneagram 1w9 and ISTJ-A
  • Hobbies: Reading, studying the philosophy and practice of leadership, weather (I'm an NWS-trained weather spotter)

Bio

Gregory Pittman has been an educator since 2001. He holds certifications in choral music education and educational administration and supervision. As a choral director in South Carolina and Texas, his choirs have consistently earned Superior ratings in adjudicated festivals. His students routinely earn acceptance into auditioned honor choirs throughout the Southeast.

Mr. Pittman is a past President of the South Carolina Music Educators Association Choral Division. From 2004 to 2011, he was an 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 LadyLes MisérablesYou’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Little Shop of Horrors.

Mr. Pittman maintains an active performance schedule and 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. He is Principal Tenor for The King’s Counterpoint, a professional choral ensemble based in Charleston, South Carolina, and is on the choral staff of Charleston’s historic Old St. Andrews Parish Church. He has also appeared with other professional ensembles, including the Taylor Festival Choir and the Cecilia Ensemble, and has performed backup vocals for touring artists Andy Williams, Lori Morgan, and Charlie Daniels.

Aside from music, Mr. Pittman’s interests include the study and practice of leadership, productivity, and parliamentary procedure. He received the Distinguished Scouter Award for leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and was, at one time, a Dixie Youth baseball umpire.

Mr. Pittman holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, a Master of Music degree in conducting, and a Master of Education degree in administration and supervision. He is also certified in non-violent crisis intervention. His professional memberships include the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, ASCD (formerly Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), the American Choral Directors Association, and the South Carolina Music Educators Association. He has extensive additional studies in psychology and counseling.