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Pittman places first in Southeastern Regional NATS auditions
|Doug Pittman, left, and Dr. Ben Caston, assistant professor of music at BPC
By Kelley M. Arnold
Interim Director of Marketing
MOUNT VERNON—Senior vocal performance major, Doug Pittman of Eastman, represented Brewton-Parker College well at the latest Southeastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions. Pittman placed first in his division (fourth-year college men) March 28 at Georgia State University.
The Southeastern Region includes Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Pittman placed second in his category in the same competition last year at Florida State University.
“(Pittman) is a talented singer with tremendous natural ability,” said his teacher, Dr. Ben Caston, assistant professor of music at BPC. “Over the past four years he has matured as a vocal performer and has a bright future indeed.”
Pittman performed “Ecco ridente in cielo” from Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville), Schubert’s “Halt” and Finzi’s “A Young Man’s Exhortation”.
Eight voice students from BPC participated in the Regional NATS competition this year, competing in the following categories: freshman women, sophomore men, senior men, lower level adult men and women.
Pittman is the son of Tim and Linda Pittman of Eastman. He graduated from Dodge County Comprehensive High School with a fine arts seal.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, the college holds classes on its main campus in Mount Vernon and six external learning centers around the state, including Baxley, Glennville, Liberty County, Newnan, Norman Park and Savannah.
To learn more about its Division of Music, call Jennifer Blaylock at 912-583-3136.