School of Music > Faculty & Staff > Faculty A-Z > Michael Kozakis
As an educator, Michael is a certified K-12 teacher in Illinois and enjoys teaching all levels of students from Junior High through College. Michael serves on the percussion faculty of DePaul University and Carthage College and is a private teacher/drumline coach at two NW suburban high schools near his home. Michael is often giving master classes and adjudicating at local high schools, youth orchestras, and Days of Percussion.
As a marimba concerto soloist, Michael has soloed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Rockford Symphony.
Michael received his bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music with a double major in Music Education and Performance and a master's degree in Performance from DePaul University. Learn more on the Percussion Studio Page