Maria Cozette has been in the Performing Arts since age four. As an adolescent, she took the lead in numerous Los Angeles based choirs, as well as becoming a praised Ballerina and theatrical performer. Her immense passion for the art of Dance led her to study the discipline for fifteen years. At the age of twelve, Cozette was asked to join a youth musical group for a popular television series under the direction of renowned composer and songwriter, Sasoun Paskevichyan. Cozette quickly gained recognition across the Diaspora for her charismatic stage presence and astounding vocal abilities. After graduating high school, Cozette collaborated with numerous artists as a featured singer, meanwhile working diligently to perfect songwriting.
In 2007, Cozette unleashed her debut album, “Special Delivery.” It gained local recognition and received rave reviews.
After recognizing a lack of Armenian youth viewership, Cozette created and hosted the first English show to air on an Armenian network in 2010. Music Box with Maria Cozette aired the latest music videos and provided a platform for Armenian-American professionals to promote their endeavors while conveying a positive message to the youth. The show ran for 5 years, gaining massive popularity and recognition.
In the same year, Cozette released her sophomore album, “Born Ready,” and debuted as a songwriter by writing the composition in its entirety. She translates her deep creative impulse into finely wrought sonic pieces, in which catchy, pop driven melodies resonate with fans. True to her effervescent spirit, Cozette interprets even her darkest moments into what can be heard as music with a light of hope and underlying strength. Both, “Special Delivery,” and “Born Ready,” solidified the artist’s international fan base in Japan, Philippines, Lebanon, Russia, Armenia, Australia, Germany, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Turkey, France, and the United States.
After taking a break to pursue a Master in Business Administration, Maria Cozette returned to music in 2014 to release her third studio album, “The Light of Day.” This time, Cozette produced all the music & wrote each track to be unique in character yet come together seamlessly like a quilt. The album attracted tremendous buzz from critics and fans worldwide.
In 2015, Cozette produced a new rendition of, “Adana,” dedicated to the Armenian Genocide’s centennial commemoration: a song that is a part of the Armenian cultural fabric. In 2016, she gave new life to a Harout Pamboukjian classic, “O Kami Kami.” Cozette’s most recent release is her interpretation of an Armenian folk song that is originally performed as a patriotic, pomp and circumstance, “Zartir Lao.” The project is dedicated to her late grandmother, Siranush Akopian.
Maria Cozette is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the University of Southern California but has not relinquished her creative outlets. She is back in the studio writing and recording for upcoming releases mid-2019. Cozette will be back on television with, “The Maria Cozette Show,” in Spring 2019.
2016- “Character and Ethics Award” by Glendale Unified School District for navigating professional career ethically and exemplifying strong moral character
2014- “Woman in Arts & Entertainment” by Senator Carol Liu for pioneering the first English television program to air on any Armenian Network
2011- “Woman in Entertainment” by Armenian American Chamber of Commerce for accomplishments in entertainment, youth advocacy, and philanthropic ventures