Musicians

Music and the other arts are the most potent demonstration that, in the heart, we are all one community.

~ Jan Swafford

Search by instrument:


  • The results are being filtered by the character: K
A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T U W

K

Bill Karp
keyboards

Bill Karp, keyboards

Bill Karp performs a modern interpretation of timeless American jazz. Voted "Best of Augusta" by readers of Augusta Magazine and a "Choice Award" Nominee, his jazz has a broad spectrum of sound. It can be soft and in-the-background (Bill calls this "jazak") and be used for corporate or private parties, receptions, weddings, art exhibit openings, wine tastings and a variety of settings. His jazz can also be more "in front" and used for larger, higher energy events. In addition, he can perform 30 – 120 minute American jazz concerts as stand-alone events or as a featured part of your celebration. He performs in homes, gardens, restaurants and event spaces like exhibit halls, museums, art galleries, catering halls, and concert venus. He is known for his emotional, yet intelligent, interpretation of all that great American jazz you love. You can get a better idea of what he does by visiting his website.

He has been performing jazz his entire life and is a seasoned musician and performer. He has different formats for presenting his formal or casual programs, either with an orchestra, a smaller combo, or with backing tracks, which is the most cost effective. His fees are reasonable and negotiable. He performs in and around Augusta, Aiken, Savannah, Lake Oconee, Hilton Head, Atlanta, Columbia, Macon, Charlotte and points in-between. Send him an email or phone (762) 233-7205 if you have specific inquiries.

Michael Katterjohn
Percussion, Conductor, Arranger

Michael A. Katterjohn is currently the conductor of the wind ensemble and percussion instructor at Augusta University. During the past 25 years, Michael has played with the Augusta Symphony, Augusta Choral Society, Augusta Opera, Augusta Players, Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, Savannah River Winds and many churches in the area.

Michael has been active as a conductor in Georgia and Illinois. He has experience teaching and conducting at all levels of education, from middle school to college. The highlight of Michael’s career was guest conducting the symphonic band at his alma mater, Wheaton College, conducting a piece by his favorite composer, Philip Sparke.

Mr. Katterjohn is an active arranger for concert band, jazz band, marching band and orchestra as well as smaller ensembles. He has three arrangements published through LifeWay Publishing Co. for church orchestra: Worship Chorales, Praise to the Lord Almighty, and Christ the Lord is Risen Today. In addition to writing music, he wrote the percussion chapter for the book, The Instrumental Resource for Church and School, published by LifeWay Church Resources.

Ryan Kho
violin, conductor

Ryan Kho - violin, conductor

Ryan teaches Mathematics at Augusta Preparatory Day School and Violin at the Augusta State University Conservatory Program, where he also serves as Conductor of the Greater Augusta Youth Orchestras. He has recently performed as Guest Conductor for orchestras including the SC Allstate Orchestra, the SC Region Orchestra, the Suzuki Festival, the MENC Georgia District 10 Honors Orchestra, and the Augusta State Orchestra String Jamboree. He served as Concertmaster of the Augusta Symphony for 19 years and first violinist with the Magellan String Quartet during its residency at Georgia Southern University.

Following his retirement from those positions, Ryan received his Master of Arts in Teaching from Augusta State University, with teaching certifications in both Music and Mathematics. In addition to his Concertmaster work in Augusta, GA for the Augusta Symphony, Augusta Opera and Augusta Choral Society, Ryan served as Guest Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and held the position of Principal Second Violin with Symphony Nova Scotia for many years. He has worked under many world-class conductors, including Charles Dutoit, Pierre Boulez, Simon Streatfield, Leon Fleisher and Klaus Tennestedt.

For many summers, he performed as Principal Violinist with the New Hampshire Music Festival, taught on the violin faculty of the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, and USC Columbia School of Music. Ryan’s chamber performances have also taken him worldwide across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, including performances in Carnegie Hall with Boston Musica Viva, and with Walter Trampler, Malcolm Lowe, Gary Hoffman, Charles Wadsworth and Colin Carr.

His performances have been broadcasts on the CBC Radio Canada, WQXR, and NPR. Ryan received a BM from the New England Conservatory of Music on full scholarship, and studied violin with notables such as Dorothy Delay, Paul Kantor, Tibor Vaghy and Thomas Wang. He lives in Augusta with his wife, cellist Christine Crookall, and their young son.

Pawel Kozak
violin

Pawel Kozak - violin

Pawel Kozak is an adjunct violin and viola instructor at the Presbyterian College and Lander University. He 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 began his violin training at the Bydgoszcz (Poland) Music School. After moving to the US with his family he won the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Competition and the Southwest Young Artist Competition, resulting in solo performances with orchestras in New Mexico and San Francisco. His principal teachers were: Leonard Felberg, Krzysztof Zimowski, and Pawel Radzinski.

In addition to being a member of the Continuo Collective of the South, Pawel frequently performs as a member of Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Greenville Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and South Carolina Philharmonic. He can be heard as a section violinist in ARCO (UGA) Chamber Orchestra’s numerous recordings and as a soloist in Vivaldi’s concerto for four violins.

Top of Page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *