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  A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Priscilla Kay Wittman made her musical singing debut on her grandfather’s radio programme when she was just a child.  At age five, her grandfather, Sawdust Trail Evangelist Karl F. Wittman (1893-1982) gave her an accordion as a present, which sparked her interest in music.  She began to study piano at the age of six.  Her childhood years were spent with her grandparents in full-time evangelistic ministry traveling around the USA and Mexico visiting and participating in various church services and tent-revivals.  It was during this young age that she was exposed to and influenced by various musical styles, from the Nashville quartet sound of the Blackwood Brothers to the gospel solos of Mahalia Jackson.  She later studied piano and voice at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and then majored in music at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she studied composition with Robert Xavier Rodriguez.  She also studied theology at Spurgeon’s College in London.

 

 

Upon graduation from University, she was offered a music teaching position at the Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary in San Antonio, Texas. After one year of teaching, she briefly served in a Baptist Partnership Missions programme in Mexico City.  Upon her return to the USA, she continued to teach piano, sing and play for weddings, work as a church pianist, and actively began composing and performing her original compositions.  During the 1990’s, she had the opportunity to study voice with Barbara Chenault Law, (whose background included private study with Madame Paola Novikova, the teacher of Nicolai Gedda, George London and others).  Inspired by a mission trip to Cuba In 1998, she began to compile a collection of her original compositions in the Spanish language.  In 2009, her first CD Te Glorificare (I will Glorify your Name) was finally completed and released on 13 June in Ulm, Germany.  The CD was initially recorded in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico under the supervision of her late father-in-law, the world-renowned Latin composer, Luis Demetrio Sr. (Sway, La Puerta, Si Dios Me Quita la Vida) and arranged by his son, Luis Demetrio, Jr.

 

Since 2001, she has lived in both Berlin and London, and currently resides in Düsseldorf Germany with her husband.  She frequently performs throughout churches and gatherings in Germany and abroad.  Although a native English speaker, Priscilla often performs in her second and third languages, Spanish and German.

 

For information on concerts or bookings, please contact Priscilla at priscilla.wittman@yahoo.de or visit her website: www.priscilla-wittman.de for upcoming events.

The production of

the CD

     Te Glorificare

Te Glorificare

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