Frank PittsAdjunct Instructor of Music
Staff Accompanist
Musical Director

M.M. Candidate, Oakland University
B.A. Harding University

 

School: School of Humanities
Email: fpitts@rc.edu

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Private Voice
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Foreign Language Diction
  • Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Worship Ensemble
 

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • District finalist, Metropolitan Opera Auditions
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Teaching experience:

  • Rochester College, 2000 – present
  • University of Michigan Flint, 2011 – present

Additional professional experience:

  • Apprentice with Michigan Opera Theatre

 

PERSONAL:

Frank E. Pitts is a native of Detroit and has been singing for over 30 years.  In a review of a Messiah performance, his voice was described as “steel wrapped in velvet.”  He and his wife Terry, who met as students at Rochester College, (then Michigan Christian College), reside in Flint, where they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

 

PRESENTATIONS/PERFORMANCES:

Presentations:

  • Cosi Fan Tutte
  • Salome
  • Le Nozze di Figaro
  • La Boheme
  • La Traviata
  • Vocal soloist with Rochester Symphony, International Symphony of Windsor, and the Dearborn Symphony
  • Recital pianist, toured Spain and France
  • Numerous full solo recitals, solo appearances, musical theatre productions and opera performances

 

Selected Significant Performances:

  • Bartolo in The Barber of Seville
  • Simone in Gianni Schicci
  • Pooh-Bah in The Mikado
  • Voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors
  • Edna Turnblad in Hairspray