Michael Kozakis is an active percussionist in the Chicago area. He plays frequently with the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras as an extra percussionist. He also plays with various other groups in Chicago including the Chicago Chamber Musicians, MusicNOW, Ars Viva, and TV/radio commercials. His solo appearances include a performance of the Hovhaness Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Creston Concertino for Marimba with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to performing and teaching at Carthage, Mr. Kozakis teaches privately in Chicago. He received his bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music, double majoring in percussion performance and music education. He also received a master's degree in performance from DePaul University.
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