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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Dr. Reginald Pittman

Director of Opera
Chair of the Voice Division

231 McCain Auditorium 

Reginald PittmanDr. Reginald Pittman, Professor of Music, is Director of Opera and Head of the Voice Division at Kansas State University. He directs the Fall opera workshop scenes concert and the fully-staged opera production during the Spring. He also serves as advisor to K-State Opera Guild and the Friends of K-State Opera.

Dr. Pittman received the Bachelor and Master Degrees of Music from The University of North Texas and the Doctor of Music Degree from Indiana University. He studied voice with Dr. Ed Baird and Metropolitan Opera Soprano Margaret Harshaw. He received extensive operatic training at Indiana University performing nine leading roles in the Opera Theatre and received the Rancho Bernardo Vocal Award at the San Diego Opera Center under the leadership of Tito Capobianco.

He has performed with the opera companies of Dallas, New Orleans, San Diego, Mississippi, Arizona, Des Moines, Shreveport, Lyric Opera of Dallas and several symphony orchestras. From 2003-2008, Dr. Pittman was resident artist with the Wichita Grand Opera performing Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Jose in Carmen, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliette, Parpignol in La bohéme, and soloist in the Stars of Kansas Gala concert.

Dr. Pittman was a regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and received the Luciano Pavarotti Award, finalist for the MacAlister Vocal Competition in Indianapolis, Southern Regional Opera Competition in Birmingham, Vera Scammon Vocal Competition in Denver, and the Frederich Schorr Memorial Vocal Competition in Michigan.

Dr. Pittman was director of the Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale from 2002-2014. The Choral performed in Budapest, Hungary; Vienna and Salzburg, Austria; Prague in the Czech Republic; and Venice, Rome, and Florence, Italy.

Dr. Pittman is currently President-elect of the National Opera Association and Governor of the West Central Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.