Patrick Dittamo

Patrick Dittamo
Cohort Year: 2019
Research Interests: Early music and performance practice, organology (emphasis on wind instruments), liturgy, and music-drama
Education: MM, Kansas State University, 2019


Patrick Dittamo is a musicologist and composer who is fascinated by the practical mechanics of music-making in the medieval and early modern eras, to include musical notational and physical tools, such as instruments. He collects and plays reproductions of historical wind instruments, ranging from recorders to racketts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition from the College of William and Mary in 2013, and spent four years as a U.S. Army logistics officer before leaving active duty and embarking on a dual Master of Music degree in music history and composition at Kansas State University, completed in 2019.

When not in Chicago, Patrick lives in Manhattan, Kansas with his better half, tenor Bryan Pinkall, and their red-footed tortoise, Orpheus.