Eastman School of Music, DMA
Ithaca College, MM
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Petar Kodzas comes from a musical family. His grandfather was sent to Brussels to study textile technology and without knowledge of his family switched to music! Petar was guided toward a career in mechanical engineering until he discovered a 19th century parlor guitar in his grandfather’s closet. It was a love on first sight! Before graduating from University of Belgrade, he toured and recorded on lute with an early music ensemble, played over 100 shows at the professional musical theatre, sat in jazz sessions, and performed around former Yugoslavia as a musical ambassador for an international organization Jeuness Musicales. Following his studies in Europe, Petar moved to United States. After school, competitions, concerts, more school, competitions and concerts he settled in the New York State. Since 1997 he is a faculty member at his alma mater the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and Eastman Community Music School. Nazareth College Faculty since 2001.