Cassandra Kaczor - Piano
Currently teaching only virtually
Cassandra Kaczor is a Chicago-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, multimedia artist and entertainer. She has performed piano, drums, bass, and as a vocalist in nineteen states, on cruise ships, and in Europe. A champion and master of both the contemporary art music catalogue as well as most popular genres of music, Kaczor currently works as a professional entertainer and as a freelance teacher and composer.
Kaczor has produced a musical, ballet, several short film scores, pop songs, and many multimedia pieces with other artists along with standard concert hall fare. She previously worked concert curator at Awakenings Foundation, a space that focuses on the work of sexual assault and abuse survivors, after receiving their Judith Dawn Memorial Fund Grant (2015). She was also an Artistic Collaborator and consultant on musical matters for The Sunflower Project.
Kaczor has her Master's degree in Music Composition as a Performing Arts Scholar from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she studied privately with Dr. Kyong Mee Choi. She won the Michael Hall Viola Composition Competition (2017) and the Zodiac Trio Competition (2016) during her graduate career. Prior to this she studied with Curtis Curtis-Smith and Christopher Biggs at Western Michigan University.
Kaczor was awarded residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the I-Park International Artist-in-Residence Program in 2018.
When she is not working, Kaczor enjoys songwriting, ogling strangers' dogs while out walking, good drinks, tolerable company, and chronically overthinking as much as possible.