Pawel Kozak

Pawel Kozak, DMA

Orchestra Director
Instructor of Music - Violin and Viola
Fine Arts Center A116


Dr. Pawel Kozak is a Lecturer in Music at Augusta University, where he directs the AU orchestra and teaches applied viola, music literature, and ear training. Prior to his appointment at AU Kozak taught violin and viola at Lander University and at the Presbyterian College.

Dr. Kozak received his D.M.A. from The University of Georgia, where he studied violin with Professor Levon Ambartsumian and viola with Dr. Mark Neumann. His dissertation, “Pedagogical Examination of Henryk Wieniawski’s L’École Moderne Opus 10,” presents specific challenges found in these caprices and demonstrates how each difficulty can be resolved through proper practice techniques.

Dr. Kozak is the principal second violinist and personnel manager with the Augusta Symphony, and performs regularly as a member of Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic. He can be heard as a section violinist in ARCO Chamber Orchestra’s numerous recordings and as a soloist in Vivaldi’s concerto for four violins.