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Herb Alpert Music Center

Adjunct Faculty

Kassandra Kocoshis

Kassandra Kocoshis

Adjunct Faculty, Latin and Afro Cuban Ensembles, World Percussion

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Biographical Statement:

Professor Kassandra Kocoshis has been playing percussion since she was eleven years old. She received her BM in Percussion Performance from DePaul University and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied with Randy Gloss. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, where she specializes in pop, R&B, soul, new music, rock, Latin and flamenco. 

Since moving to Los Angeles, Professor Kocoshis has performed with Carlos Vives, Young the Giant, Vahagni, Mickey Hart, Shaherah White, Adam del Monte, Hamed Nikpay, and many more. She is a member of California soul band Beat Mosaic and Las Chikas. 

Professor Kocoshis has recorded with artists from a diverse array of genres, including Meghan Trainor, Vahagni, Soul Scratch, Beat Mosaic, and many others. She has recently contributed percussion to the Grammy nominated album Love Language by South African flutist, Wouter Kellerman and can be seen in Postmodern Jukebox's video "The Prayer" featuring American Idol stars Pia Toscano and Stefano Langone. She is a Latin Percussion (LP) and Amplified Timber Artist.

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