A. Douglas Whitten is the Director of Athletic Bands and Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Pittsburg State University. Prior to his appointment at Pitt State, Mr. Whitten was the Associate Director of Athletic Bands at Boise State University, Interim Director of the Marching Band at The University of Dayton, and taught public school bands in Idaho and Nevada. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance from the University of Nevada, Reno, a Masters of Music from Boise State University, and is currently a candidate for the Doctorate in Education from Boise State University. Mr. Whitten's influential teachers include Dr. A.G. "Mack" McGrannahan from the University of Nevada, Phil Sinder of Michigan State University, Marcellus Brown, David A. Wells and Dr. Michael Fischer of Boise State University, and Mark Evans of the Deutche Oper in Berlin, Germany.
Mr. Whitten has performed worldwide as a member of U.S. Army Bands and as a freelance musician. Highlights of his performance career include performances with several professional symphony orchestras in the United States and in Europe, jazz ensembles, chamber groups, and with popular entertainers such as the Moody Blues and the Captain and Tennille. Since coming to Pittsburg State University, Mr. Whitten has performed with the Springfield (MO) Symphony and is active performing recitals and giving master-classes and clinics. His memberships include the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (formerly T.U.B.A.), Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity, College Music Society, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educator's National Conference, Kansas Bandmasters Association, and the Northwest Pageantry Judges Association.
Pride of the Plains Marching Band
Ed.D. (candidate), Boise State University, Idaho, U.S.A.
M.M., Boise State University, Idaho, U.S.A.
B.M., University of Nevada - Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.