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Anchor 5

The Future is Now


A cross-country collaboration including Iolani School (Honolulu, HI), Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, TX), Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center (New York, NY), Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, D.C.), Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) (Oakland, CA), and Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (RASOTA) (San Francisco, CA).

Oakland School for the Arts

Instrumental Music

Department Overview

2014 - Present

The NEWBERRY Project

1920 Telegraph, Oakland, CA 94612


An 8,000 sqft space repurposed and entirely remodeled to

accommodate a thriving instrumental music program.


Project Manager: Nick Kanozik

Assistant Manager: Dave Ellis

Facilities Manager: Paul Schultz

Chief Business Officer: Jonathon Foustine

Seminario 2018: Jazz Explorations

Cal Performances

Hosts: Rica Anderson and Sabrina Klein

At Zellerbach Hall, University of CA Berkeley

Event Coordinator / Conductor: Nick Kanozik

Guests: Marcus Shelby / Chuy Valera / Dave Ellis

JALC with Wynton Marsalis and Jon Batiste

Collaborations with Mercury Soul

Hosts: Mason Bates at the DNA Lounge

Event Coordinator: Marko Bajzer

Light Organ Instrument Inventor / Conductor: Nick Kanozik

Seminario 2016

Cal Performances

Hosts: Oakland School for the Arts

Event Coordinator: Rikki Nealson

Co Coordinator / Conductor: Nick Kanozik

Guests: Gustavo Dudamel and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles

SEMINARIO Oct 30th, 2016: OSA Instrumental Music hosted 400+ student musicians from across California for an immersive event of activities and presentations. The event included a massive collaboration between OSA, Cal Performances, LA Philharmonic, Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Oakland Symphony's MUSE program, and El Sistema USA (including 11 music ensembles across northern California). The presentations culminated with a 175 student orchestra at Sweets Ballroom and the entire event closed at The Paramount with a performance by YOLA conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. It was truly inspiring to see so many young musicians come together for a similar goal.

Documented in the LA Times

Documented in the LA Times


The Fox Theatre

Collaborative performances including 9 Arts Emphases and 450+ Students

Stage Manager: Nick Kanozik

Lighting Designer: Jean Francois Revon

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