Horn Player Gunnery Sergeant Cecilia Kozlowski of Sterling Heights, Mich., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2013.
Gunnery Sgt. Kozlowski began her musical training on the horn at age 11. After graduating in 2004 from Sterling Heights High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo. In 2010, she earned a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She studied with Lin Folk of WMU, Elizabeth Freimuth of CCM and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Randy Gardner of CCM and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Kozlowski was the acting principal horn of the Beijing National Opera House in China and performed with the Columbus and Lima Symphony Orchestras in Ohio, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in Newport, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra in St. Joseph.
Gunnery Sgt. Kozlowski performs with the Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles at the White House, in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour.