Degrees and Certifications:
Kevin Kozak has been a member of the Alabama Symphony since 1981. A native of New Jersey, he holds a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he was a winner of the school’s concerto competition, and a recipient of the George Schick Award for Outstanding Musicianship.
Mr. Kozak has performed, recorded and toured with the Atlanta Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, North Carolina Symphony and the Nashville Symphony. His performances include eight recordings with the Atlanta Symphony, as well as recordings with the St.Louis and Nashville Symphonies. He has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, American Philharmonic and the Alabama Symphony. In addition to orchestral performances, Kozak has been active as a studio musician in Nashville and Atlanta, where he has recorded the theme music for CNN, Wimbledon, Imax Theatres, movie soundtracks and local news, as well as commercial recordings of religious and popular artists. He has performed throughout the United States and Eastern Europe.
He has been featured as a soloist with the Alabama Symphony, Montgomery Symphony and the Eastern Philharmonic.
As a teacher, Mr. Kozak has been on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro NC, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Montevallo. He is presently a faculty member of Samford University and The Alabama School of Fine Arts. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Chamber Choir at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Hoover.
Apart from musical activities, Kevin Kozak is an avid woodworker, and he and his wife Sophie the proud parents of two grown sons, and one wonderful little grandson.