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composer , Music educator

Janet Rugen Mittelstaedt, music educator, composer. National certified in piano and composition Music Teachers National Association. Recipient award, Ernest Bloch Composers Symposium, 1993, Special award, American Society of Composers, 1994-1995, 1997—2008.


Mittelstaedt, Janet Rugen was born on March 30, 1941 in Port Washington, New York, United States. Daughter of Chester Davis and Harriet Helen (Goodman) Rugen.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Bucknell University, 1963. Bachelor in Music, Marylhurst University, 1984. MM in Composition, University Portland, 1993.


Teacher 6th grade, Spring Branch School District, Houston, 1964-1966;piano teacher, Houston, 1964-1966;piano teacher, Pittsburgh, 1967-1974;piano teacher, Portland, Oregon, since 1978;composition teacher, Portland, since 1988;pianist, music coordinator, Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Portland, since 1994. Director children's music Evergreen Church, 1996, 97.


  • National certified in piano and composition Music Teachers National Association.


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  • Other Work

    • Composer: Solo Snips, 1991, Splashes of Color, 1992, Sonatina for Youth, 1993, Fabric and Frills, 1994, Beehive, 2002, Animal Antics, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Pianist, music coordinator Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Portland, 1994—2000, director children's museum, 1996, 1997. Youth choir accompanist First Presbyterian Church, 2003—2005. Member of Oregon Music Teachers Association (chairman Pt. syllabus 1980, music theory clinician 1980, music composition clinician since 1990, composition adjudicator since 1990, chairman Portland ensemble 1992-1994, state composition 1992-1995, Portland composition 1998-1999, chair Portland program 1999—2001, syllabus adjudicator since 2002, co-chairman sylllabus far west area 2004-2006, chairman far west focus group since 2005, music pedogogy clinician since 2010, Composer of Year 1994), Oregon Federation Music Clubs (chair composition 1980).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, traveling.


Married Ronald Edward Mittelstaedt, August 24, 1963. Children: Edward D., Amy C. Leimbach, Thomas A.

Chester Davis Rugen

Harriet Helen (Goodman) Rugen

Ronald Edward Mittelstaedt

Edward D. Mittelstaedt

Amy C. Leimbach Mittelstaedt

Thomas A. Mittelstaedt