ProMusica Arizona Welcomes New Artistic Director

STAFF REPORT~ 5/30/2012

ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) will head into its 10th season under new leadership as
Adam Stich has been named Artistic Director for the organization. The PMAZ Board of Directors voted unanimously on May 22nd to offer the position to Stich following the resignation of Co-Artistic Director and Orchestra Conductor, Kevin Kozacek.
The PMAZ Board of Directors extends its appreciation to Kevin Kozacek for his
dedication to building the Chorale and Orchestra over the past nine seasons. He
is leaving to pursue other interests. Board Chair, Shirley Fiske comments,
“Kevin has been a constant in an organization that has seen many
changes since its formation nine years ago. He has provided artistic
leadership, and has helped us grow into a respected performing arts
organization, one with the flexibility to successfully pull off both the Mozart
Requiem and the Gilbert and Sullivan Pirates in one season. Both he and
Adam deserve credit for the completion of a very ambitious and successful
Stich joined PMAZ in June 2011 as Co-Artistic Director to lead the Chorale
and Women’s Chamber Choir. He is also the Director of Choirs at
Scottsdale Community College where he directs the Concert Choir and Jazz
Vocal Ensemble and teaches classes in aural perception, conducting and the
Stich received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Music and
Theatre from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. Upon completion of his
undergraduate studies, he earned an assistantship at the University of South
Carolina where he completed a Master of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts
Prior to moving to Arizona, Stich spent two years as Instructor of Choral
Music at Eastern Illinois University conducting the University Mixed Chorus and
the Music Theatre and Opera Ensemble, and he taught Interacting with Music
and Beginning Conducting. As a certified music teacher and committed
educator, Dr. Stich spent five years in the public school system in South Carolina
teaching beginning strings, band and various levels of choral ensembles.
The 2012-2013 PMAZ season will begin on August 25, 2012 with special guest
Kate Campbell Stevenson performing her one-woman show, “From Petticoats to
Power Suits.” The script was written by Ms. Stevenson and documents the
changing role of women in American politics.
About ProMusica Arizona
ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra’s mission is to enrich the Phoenix North
Valley community by sharing the joy of music with its members and audiences.
Founded in 2003 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2004,
For information, go to or call 623-889-7144.