Kirsten Hellman, Concert Organist and Teacher

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Biography

Dr. Kirsten Hellman, the music director and organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Delray Beach, Florida, received her Doctorate in 2006 from the University of Michigan, studying under the internationally-acclaimed Dr. Marilyn Mason, University Organist. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Butler University, Dr. Hellman began her organ studies with Edward Mondello, concert organist and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago.

 

Dr. Hellman has concertized widely. She has given recitals at: Methuen Memorial Hall in Massachusetts; Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Indianapolis; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Toledo, Ohio; Trinity Lutheran Church Fort Pierce, Florida; Hill Auditorium and Blanche Anderson Moore Organ Recital Hall in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and several churches in Germany and the Netherlands with Dr. Mason.

 

Dr. Hellman’s repertoire spans from early music such as Couperin and Bruhns to 20th century French composers including Dupre, Durufle and Messiaen.  

 

In addition to playing organ and directing the choirs at Trinity Lutheran in Delray Beach, Dr. Hellman maintains a challenging schedule to further her craft. She was a member in the Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches and sang recently in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth with the Palm Beach Symphony. She currently serves as the Dean of the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 

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