Chris Koza Performs on Thursday Feb. 20

    January 22nd, 2020

    Submitted Photo - Chris Kosa at MSU Mankato
    Submitted Photo – Chris Kosa at MSU Mankato

    MANKATO, Minn. – The Department of Music will present composer and performer Chris Koza in concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Avenue.

    Chris Koza is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Neko Case, and Dan Wilson, among others. Koza’s music is born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, building on the rich Americana tradition.

    His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes, and his song Be Wild will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming State of Minnesota tourism campaign. His song The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

    The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. Chris never strays from the core of the song itself and isn’t afraid to let a raw vocal and woodsy acoustic guitar deliver the story.

    General admission for the concert is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Minnesota State Mankato students will be admitted free with a valid MavCARD. Performance Series ticket packages are available for those who pre-purchase. For more information visit or call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.