Biography

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Dennis Pitman began his musical training at the age of ten playing in his school band on tuba. In the years that followed, he expanded his musical knowledge, teaching himself music theory, until he started composing 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 completed his Master of Music degree at Bowling Green State University, where he studied 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.

Most recently, Mr. Pitman graduated magna cum laude from the George Mason School of Law in 2013 as a member of the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal. He is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and works for the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security at George Mason University while representing clients on copyright, entertainment, and pro bono matters in private practice. He serves as a legal adviser and prospective board member of Score Follower/Incipitsify.