Chisa Kodaka received her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School. She is a Master of Music degree candidate at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she also currently serves as Professor Kathleen Winkler’s teaching assistant. Ms. Kodaka is the recipient of awards and scholarships including the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Scholarship, Mrs. L.F. McCollum Fellowship, Joe Anne Berwick ’44 Endowed Scholarship in Music, and Stephanie Tsuru Prize. She made her solo debut at age 12 with San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Kodaka has performed with ensembles including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, Symphony in C, and New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in festivals including Summit Music Festival- Aaron Rosand Intensive, Tanglewood Music Center, and Music Academy of the West. Ms. Kodaka is a dedicated teacher, having taught at the New Amsterdam Conservatory, “CASA” Program in NYC, and at Music Academy of the West as a MERIT Mentor.