Jennifer Snyder Kozoroz
Mrs. Kozoroz began her studies at the age of 4. She completed her high school studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy and her Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance at the Ohio State University. She then went on to receive her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School where she was a student of Karen Tuttle.
Before moving back to her native Milwaukee, she was Assistant Principal violist with the Virginia Symphony and violist and founding member of the Ambrosia String Trio which performed in the U.S. and abroad. Mrs. Kozoroz was also violist with the Harrington String Quartet which recently released their recording of the complete Mendelssohn string quintets with guest violist, James Dunham.
Mrs. Kozoroz currently performs with the Milwaukee Symphony, and has performed with the Columbus Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, Frankly Music, The Ritz Chamber Players, Virginia Chamber Players, The Arcas String Quartet and Manhattan Virtuosi. She has also recently founded Steeplechasers, a dynamic new chamber music series celebrating the rich history of Milwaukee area churches and places of worship.
Mrs. Kozoroz is a seven time scholarship winner of the American Symphony Orchestra League and grant recipient from the International Congress of Symphony and Orchestra Musicians. She was also an ASTA scholarship recipient and has been honored as an Outstanding Young Woman of America. Mrs. Kozoroz continues to be a strong advocate and advisor for the Sphinx Organization (Music Scholarship Assistance Fund) which aids in the mentoring and financial support of minority student musicians in America.
An enthusiastic educator, Mrs. Kozoroz has been on the viola faculty at Old Dominion University, Denison University, Christopher Newport University, West Texas A&M, The Sewanee Music Festival and The New England Music Camp as an instructor, chamber music coach, advisor, and lecturer. She has been guest clinician at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, the Ohio State University and the University of Montana. Mrs. Kozoroz has also taught at the Harlem School for the Arts where she was a member of the active West Side String Quartet which performed as a mentoring ensemble for inner city children. She currently is the Director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra award winning Progressions program which is an intense string training program for underrepresented children in Milwaukee Public Schools. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband, Michael and daughter Isabella, writing and singing, and has even been seen on a few music videos as well!
Mrs. Kozoroz can be heard on the Albany, Centaur and Summit record labels.