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composer , educator , musician

Jeffrey Francis Kowalkowski, musician, educator, composer. Recipient Community Arts Project award, Starbucks Coffee, 1999, Driehaus Foundation, 2004; Artist in Education grantee, Illinois Arts Council, 1996—2003. Artistic director Milkwood Foundation, Chicago, since 1998; Member of Chicago Federation Musicians.

Background

Kowalkowski, Jeffrey Francis was born on July 4, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas Francis Kowalkowski and Irene Klepacki.

Education

Bachelor of Music, DePaul University, 1989. Master of Music, DePaul University, 1991. Doctor of Music, Northwestern University, 1996.

Career

Freelance pianist, Chicago, since 1985. Private music teacher, since 1986. Lecturer Depaul University, Chicago, since 1996, Northea.

Illinois University, Chicago, since 2000. Composer-in-residence Lucky Pierre Performance Group, Chicago, since 2001.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (sound installation) Gone Overboard, 1996, (songs) Circular Ruins: Three Days, 1996, (albums) Missa Canibus, 1998.

Membership

Artistic director Milkwood Foundation, Chicago, since 1998. Member of Chicago Federation Musicians.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bicycling.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Decker, May 1, 1998. Children: Caleb Francis, Henry David.

father:
Thomas Francis Kowalkowski

mother:
Irene Klepacki

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Decker

child:
Caleb Francis Kowalkowski

child:
Henry David Kowalkowski