department of music

Fine Arts Center, Suite E, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

music@uri.edu401.874.2431 or 401.874.5955

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Kirsten Mitak

  • Artist/Teacher in Music Education
  • Department of Music
  • Phone: 401.874.2431
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: Department of Music
    Fine Arts Center
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881


Kirsten Mitak received her bachelor’s at Rhode Island College, and both her master’s and doctorate from the Florida State University. While at Florida State University, she had the opportunity to teach various music education and group piano courses. She spent several years as choral director and general music teacher for grades 4-7 in Mendon-Upton, Massachusetts, and has completed Level One training for both the Kodaly Institute of Learning and the Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course. In addition, she has remained an active piano instructor, accompanist, and church musician for more than fifteen years. Dr. Mitak enjoys working with students of all ages, and her research on older adult music learning has been featured in the Florida Music Director.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in music education, Florida State University
  • Master of Music Education, piano pedagogy, Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science in music education, Rhode Island College

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