Dewitt Tipton is an instructor at Furman serving as one of the staff accompanist / collaborative pianist. 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
In addition to his position at Furman, he is currently Organist and Music Director at the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Flat Rock, N.C., and
Conductor Emeritus of the Asheville Symphony Chorus. For fifteen years, Mr. Tipton was the official
accompanist for the North and South Carolina Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.