Dr. Ellen Koziel

Assistant Minister of Music (Children's Music)

Holy Communion Staff

Ellen Koziel, Ph.D., serves as assistant minister of music (children’s music). She recently retired following a 32-year career as an Orff music specialist in the Memphis City Schools, teaching at Cordova Elementary and previously at Shady Grove Elementary. She was assistant choirmaster of St. Mary’s Cathedral and is formerly the music teacher of Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School and assistant organist of Grace-St. Luke’s Church. Dr. Koziel is a graduate of Radford University and holds the Master of Music with Orff-Schulwerk certification from the University of Memphis. She holds national board certification and endorsed trainer certification with the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and recently finishing a Ph.D. in music education at the University of Memphis. She regularly teaches Orff-Schulwerk recertification classes in the summers also at the University of Memphis. At CHC, Dr. Koziel directs our children’s choir, using the Royal School of Church Music Voice for Life training scheme.

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