David Kozisek


Adjunct Instructor, Voice in Music and Music - Vocal

A versatile performer, teacher, and conductor, David Kozisek recently moved to the Twin Cities from Washington, DC where he appeared frequently at the Kennedy Center with the Washington National Opera, Washington Chorus, Washington Concert Opera, Cathedral Choral Society, and the National Symphony Orchestra among others.  David has also performed with the Shakespeare Theatre and in various theatrical programs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  In Minneapolis, David has soloed with the South Metro Chorale, Minnesota Oratorio Society, MacPhail Center for Music’s Spotlight Series, and was featured in the ensemble of Carousel with the Minnesota Orchestra.  Mr. Kozisek is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and DePauw University.  He completed his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance on fellowship at the University of Michigan and is completing his Doctorate in Voice with an emphasis in conducting at the University of Minnesota this fall.  In addition to his work at Gustavus, on faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and is the Director of Music of Hamline United Methodist Church.  David understands the modern singer’s need to have healthy classical training that can be applied to a variety of musical styles and situations.  He prioritizes a free, vibrant, flexible, and beautiful tone that is expressive whether one is singing coloratura or a sustained pianissimo.  David believes that anyone can sing and is excited to inspire confidence and artistry in his students at Gustavus.


DMA, University of Minnesota. MM, University of Michigan. BMA, DePauw University. Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy.

Courses Taught

MUS-129 (Voice Class), MUS-248 (Voice), and MUS-348 (Voice)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-248 Voice 14 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA
MUS-348 Voice 14 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA
MUS-129 Voice Class 7 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA