Dewitt Tipton is an instructor at Furman, assisting with music theory classes and serving as one of the staff accompanist. An integral and essential part of the recital process, Tipton not only accompanies students but coaches, guides and mentors them as they practice for their pending jury or recital. His skill expands the Furman students' performance options and permits them to study and present challenging solo selections and chamber works. From concerto accompaniments and opera scene recitals to junior/senior recitals and faculty chamber music, Tipton supports the department's extensive offerings from the piano.
In addition to his position at Furman, he is currently the official accompanist for the North Carolina Metropolitan Opera Auditions, organist at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors, S.C., and Conductor Emeritus of the Asheville Symphony Chorus.
Kenneth Drake and John Wustman
University of Illinois
John P. Adams
Mars Hill College