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John Cozza

Lecturer in Piano and Accompanying


Phone: 209.946.2823


B.M., M.M., University of Southern California

D.M., Northwestern University

John Cozza is a lecturer in applied piano and accompanying and joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music in Spring 2004. He holds the B.M. and M.M. degrees in piano performance from the University of Southern California, the diploma in piano performance and in chamber music from the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, Austria, and the D.M. in solo performance, chamber music and accompanying from Northwestern University. He has studied with Daniel Pollack in Los Angeles, David Kaiserman in Chicago, and Hans Graf and George Ebert in Vienna.

Dr. Cozza has collaborated with singers and instrumentalists throughout the United States, and his international engagements have included performances as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in European cities such as Vienna, Bologna, Milan, Cologne, and Budapest. Most recently, he taught applied piano and was the director of accompanying at Baylor University in Texas. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, American Liszt Society, and the Franz Schmidt Society in Austria.

In the Conservatory, Dr. Cozza teaches accompanying and applied piano.