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John Kuzma (b. 1946)

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John Kuzma attended the Eastman School of Music and graduated with distinction in 1968. As a Fulbright scholar he studied Baroque music with Finn Videro in Copenhagen, Denmark, returning to the US for graduate studies at the University of Illinois.

Mr. Kuzma led the Boychoir program at California's Crystal Cathedral and was Music Director of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and the American Boychoir, Princeton, NJ. As a composer/arranger, his works have been performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Many Colorado groups have performed his music including the Denver Brass and Colorado Children's Chorale. The American Boychoir has performed his music at over 1000 concerts since 1982 and recently recorded his Stars and Stripes Forever choral arrangement (Angel/EMI). Mr. Kuzma recently completed a full length opera - An Island of Sand. In 1993 he composed and arranged music for Pope John Paul II's Denver visit at World Youth Day. He does occasional orchestra guest conducting and performs as a concert organist and sometimes cabaret pianist. He serves as Minister of Music at Montview Presbyterian Church in Denver, where he lives with his wife, Bess.

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