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Jeff Kowalkowski is a composer, musician, and educator in Chicago. He received his doctorate in composition from Northwestern University and currently teaches part-time at DePaul University. His chamber music works have been performed internationally, and he has engaged in numerous collaborations with musicians, artists, performers and students. He founded a not-for-profit corporation called the Milkwood Foundation in 1998 which produces recording projects with "at-risk" youth, and in economically disadvantaged areas of the city. He has released three CDs with the critically acclaimed duo "Jack the Dog," and his opera project with Croatian composer Marko Ciciliani has been produced 21 times in the U.S., Holland, and Germany. In 1998 he worked on "Voix [time]" at Darmstadt. He has received grants and commissions from the American Composer's Forum, Meet the Composer, the Cultural Council of Hamburg, Gaudeamus, the Shedd Aquarium of Chicago and the Pauline Olivero's Foundation. His most recent group "Kruk Trio", has a CD release available at MP3.com/KrukTrio, which includes Sven Hermann as special guest accordionist.