Alvin F. Mistak

Alfred Author-Alvin Mistak

Alvin F. Mistak received his Bachelor of Music Education from Chicago Musical College, his Master of Music from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He was the director of orchestras and in charge of theory and composition studies for 28 years at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. Before that, he served as the director of the string program in the Park Ridge, Illinois public school system. He was a part-time lecturer in music education at Northwestern University, teaching string methods. Currently, he serves as a new music reviewer for The Instrumentalist magazine, a position he has held for over 20 years. Dr. Mistak was a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Music Educators Association, serving as vice president in charge of the high school composition contest. He is still active as a consultant for the Super-Sensitive Musician String Company of Sarasota, Florida, and is a recorded and published composer.