John Stephen Tittmann is a versatile pianist and keyboardist, regularly performing classical, jazz, and pop styles as a solo artist, in various ensembles, and as an accompanist. He has studied with Merle Langs-Greenberg, Stephanie Watt, Richie Iacona, and Stephanie Brown. John received his Bachelor’s degree from LIU Post in Music Education and his Masters and Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase in Piano Performance. When he was 16, he won the Associated Music Teachers League’s Young Musicians’ Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
In 2009, he performed at the Chopin Manor House, which was the location of Chopin’s first public concert, in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland. In 2010, he appeared at the annual Jazz à Juan festival on the French Riviera. He has also performed in Rome, Florence, Perugia, Beijing, Xi’an, and Prague. Locally, John is a collaborative pianist for the NYSSMA All-State festivals, working with both vocalists and instrumentalists. He has participated in masterclasses with artists such as Wu Han, Marc Silverman, and Gabriella Montero. With an extensive background in education, John maintains a private teaching studio of about 40 students, many of whom have received honors such as being selected as the alternate for the NYSSMA All-State Jazz Band and the NYSSMA Piano Showcase, and others who gone on to study music at major universities including Berklee College of Music, Five Towns College, Long Island University, and SUNY Purchase.