Dr. Kirsten Hellman holds a bachelor’s degree from Butler University in Indianapolis where she studied piano pedagogy under Dr. Steve Roberson. While preparing for her graduate school auditions, Dr. Hellman began organ studies with University of Chicago professor emeritus, Edward Mondello. In less than a year of studying the organ with Mr. Mondello, Dr. Hellman gained acceptance to all the schools she applied including Manhattan School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and Juilliard.
She is a professional South Florida organist, pianist, music teacher, and conductor. She has played concerts both in the USA and Europe. In 2004, she was a solo recitalist at Methuen Memorial Hall during their summer organ concert series. In 2005, she traveled to Germany and the Netherlands to play in the historic organ tour with Dr. Marilyn Mason. While living in South Florida, she played at various churches including a solo concert at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Evensong at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Miami, Faure’s Requiem at St. Luke Catholic Church, Palm Springs, and Evensong series at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Delray Beach.
She currently serves as a music teacher in the Palm Beach County school district. Dr. Hellman directs choral, handbell, brass, and string ensembles. At her church posts, she has performed with amateurs, college-level musicians, and recording artists.