Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., University of North Florida;
M.M., Georgia State University;
D.M.A., University of Miami
As an educator and performer in both classical and jazz, Dr. Pitchford teaches the trombone studio and direct IWU's jazz ensembles. Dr. Pitchford has performed with Joe Williams, Maureen McGovern, Arturo Sandoval, Gloria Gaynor, The Manhattan Transfer, John Pizzarelli, Patti Austin, Byron Stripling, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and many others. He has recorded on several Grammy- and Latin Grammy-nominated albums and numerous independent and commercial recordings. He is a member of the Kai Winding Award-winning Piedmont Trombone Society, a jazz trombone ensemble from Atlanta, GA. From 2002-2005, he performed throughout Europe, North, Central, and South America with pop-music icon, K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Recent guest performances include the 2014 Midwest Trombone and Euphonium Conference, the 2014 Peoria Jazz Festival, the 2014 Yellowstone Jazz Festival, and the 2012 Blagoevgrad Jazz Festival in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.