Deborah Pittman, clarinet • (916) 278-7482 • Send Email

Deborah Pittman holds BS and MA degrees in music performance from Brooklyn College Conservatory and has done doctoral studies at the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently Professor of Clarinet, and specializes in studies in American Musical Theatre at California State University Sacramento. A native New Yorker, Ms. Pittman moved to Sacramento in 1981 to play second and bass clarinet with the Sacramento Symphony, a position she held from 1981-1990. Other orchestral positions include: the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the State Symphony of Mexico, the Orchestra of New York, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the pit of Broadway shows. For several years she was an Artist in Residence for the Sacramento Light Opera Association’s Theater Education Project, presenting the Metropolitan Opera’s Creating Original Opera program at various schools in the Greater Sacramento area. She has also been playing Cedar Flute for over 10 years and offers much thanks to her mentor, Mary Youngblood, and her flute-maker, Geoffrey Ellis.