Chelsea Koziatek

  • flute
  • teacher
  • Consuming Arts

Chelsea Koziatek

Dr. Chelsea Koziatek is a performer and flute teacher in the southeast Michigan area who recently obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. She also holds a Master of Music degree from MSU and a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. Her major professors include MSU’s Richard Sherman, Nina Assimakopoulos (West Virginia University), and Dr. Angela McBrearty (Houghton College) and she has been invited to play for master classes featuring Amy Porter, Sir James Galway, Robert Dick, and Jeffery Zook.

Chelsea Koziatek

Dr. Chelsea Koziatek gained employment with Detroit Public Schools Community District in 2019 at Pulaski Elementary-Middle School. There, she teaches grades 2-7 general music and is developing an instrumental program. Koziatek also maintains a flute studio at the MSU Community Music School in Detroit. In the 2018-2019 schoolyear, she was the woodwind assistant teacher for Accent Pontiac, an El-Sistema program in Pontiac, MI. Working under Dr. Tia Harvey, Koziatek learned to infuse social justice and culturally-relevant teaching practices into her pedagogy. She is driven to provide equitable music education.

Koziatek’s flute students receive the highest marks in festival competitions and have gone on to study at Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, and Oakland University. Her students have also been accepted to summer institutions including Blue Lake and Interlochen. In the summer, she works with several competitive marching programs across Michigan.

Chelsea Koziatek

New York native Dr. Chelsea Koziatek lives and performs in the Detroit area. Her major professors include Richard Sherman (MSU), Nina Assimakopoulos (WVU), and Dr. Angela McBrearty (Houghton College). While her time is now dedicated to teaching at Pulaski Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, Koziatek serves as principal flutist in local ensembles including the Detroit Chamber Orchestra and the Ferndale Community Concert Band as well as her own group, Consuming Arts. Outside of Detroit, she has been a featured soloist with the MSU Symphonic Orchestra, MSU Wind Ensemble, Godfrey-Lee High School Band, and the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra (TFO). She has served as principal, artist-in-residence, and soloist for the TFO.

Koziatek received local grants to enrich Consuming Arts’ community presence including MSU’s Running Start Competition Grant and a Culture Source Grant. She also has numerous awards for her performances including the MSU Concerto Competition, National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition, and the TFO Concerto Competition.

Chelsea Koziatek
Founder: Consuming Arts

Dr. Chelsea Koziatek is an avid home-cook and founded Consuming Arts in 2015, a performing group which fuses the arts of cuisine and music. Members of Consuming Arts include Koziatek and Dr. Tia Harvey, providing a unique instrumentation of flute, percussion, and voice. A typical Consuming Arts event features up to four musical selections accompanied by a menu pairing to represent the music in cuisine. The group has presented full dinner menus as well as tapas and beer pairings. Koziatek and Harvey recently began programming their own compositions.

Consuming Arts has collaborated with venues across Michigan including Red Haven, Soup Spoon, MICA Gallery, Articipate, JKR Culinary Solutions, Eastern Market Brewing Co., and Downtown Lansing to present symbiotic cuisinal pairing events.