Menzie Pittman

Menzie Pittman

Founder; Director of Education; Percussion Instructor

Menzie brings a life time of musical experience to Contemporary Music Center. His father Willis Pittman was a highly regarded professional saxophonist and Washington area musician.

After an extensive performing and teaching career, Menzie founded Contemporary Music Center in 1989, He has been Contemporary Music Center’s only Director of Education.

Appointed to the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Board of Directors in 2012, Menzie continues to speak at the NAMM show’s Idea Center, and has been invited to speak at multiple universities on the topics of music education, and entrepreneurship.

Music Inc. magazine awarded Menzie the cover story “King of Rock Camp” in November of 2012. “King of Rock Camp” is a title Menzie and CMC proudly strive to live up to with every class taught.

Menzie has written the Small Business Matters column for MMR magazine since 2017, and his music business book The New Musician, (published by Roman & Littlefield) has received praise from multiple music industry leaders, college music professors, and world class musicians. The books forward is written by Barbara Wight CFO of Taylor Guitars

Menzie’s greatest joy is his daughter Summer, who lives in Nashville TN.

Summer, a graduate of Belmont University; holds a degree in Music Business, and a degree in Songwriting. She continues to be an active influence in CMC’s ever evolving story, helping inspire CMC music students on their personal musical journey.