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Isaac (Ike) Pitts, III, in a world of music, is a composer, instrumentalist, accompanist, and arts advocate.
As an instrumentalist and Brevard scholar [piano], Ike is a pianist and organist. He holds a B.A. in Church Music and Music Theory from Newberry College where he was the chapel organist for two years. Ike studied piano with Dr. Laurel Larsen and organ with the late Dr. Sally Cherrington-Beggs and Furman University professor Dr. Charles Tompkins. Ike performed pipe organ recitals at Edgefield Baptist Church [Edgefield, SC] and Grace Episcopal Church [Camden, SC] titled "Bringing Back a Dying Instrument" in 2011 and 2017, respectively. He would also go on to perform a similar concert at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in 2019 titled "Pedals, Pipes, and Pies."
As a composer, Ike's compositions and arrangements took off when he composed the football halftime marching shows for Newberry College's Scarlet Spirit Marching Band in 2008 and 2009. Ike's two biggest composition accomplishments thus far are his requiem Let Your Light Shine, which premiered in November of 2018 and his Christmas Cantata Prince of Peace which premiered in December of 2022. Ike's compositions and arrangements are still used in services here at Lyttleton Street. More of Ike's compositions can be found here.
Ike has also been a member of Lyttleton Street UMC since 1996 and currently resides in Camden with his beautiful wife Amber and two precious children, Anna and Jolly.