Faculty & Staff SpotlightKim White

Kim White

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

Kim White has taught the elementary music methods course at Concordia University since 2010. Her full-time position is Music Specialist at Rosemount Elementary School where she has served for twenty-four years. In that capacity she teaches grades K-5 and sees 750 students per week. She also presents five programs, one for each grade level, and a full length musical with 5th graders each year. In addition, she has been the cooperating teacher for five student teachers and has served on the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies) board.

White also has an extensive background as a private instructor, performer, and accompanist. From 1983-1996 she taught private piano and organs lessons for Schmitt Music both in her studio and in students homes, with many of her students participating in the Upper Midwest Music Festival. From 1986-1992 she also served as a judge and board member of that same organization. From 1988-1994 she served as keyboard player and vocalist a Twin Cities variety dance band. She has also been a freelance pianist/organist in the Twin Cities since 1982. From 1989 to the present she has served as accompanist for her husband’s vocal jazz ensembles at two high schools, as well as at CSP for Vox 9.

White is a member of Music Edventures, The American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and The Organization of American Kodaly Educators.


  • M.A., Music Education, University of St. Thomas (2002)
  • Music Ed. Licensure, Concordia University, St. Paul (1994)
  • B.A., Organ Performance, Macalester College (1982)