Valentina Kozlowski, lyric soprano, attended the University of Buffalo and the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She received operatic and vocal training from Isabelle Yeager of Buffalo, Sidney Dietch and Vera MacIntyre of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Madame Landver and Arpad Sandor of New York City, Leonard Treash of the Eastman School of Music, and Roberta Schlosser of Binghamton University. In addition, Valentina studied at the Oglebay Opera Workshop in Wheeling, West Virginia, under the direction of the renowned Boris Goldovsky.
Valentina studied Polish folk dancing in Opole, Poland, and in 1976 founded the Kopernik Polish Folk Dancers in Binghamton, serving as its choreographer and director. in 1979, she represented the United States in a “Festival of Songs” concert tour of seven cities in Poland, sponsored by Poland’s Ministry of Culture. She was awarded the “Merit of Culture” medal at the Polish Consulate in New York City for the propagation of Polish songs, dances, and culture in American Society.
Currently Valentina sings at the Church of the Holy Family, and with the Downtown Singers of Binghamton. She continues her vocal studies with Angus Godwin, retired Professor of Voice at the Ithaca College School of Music.
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