Maria Cozette has been in the Performing Arts since the age of four and took the lead in numerous Los Angeles based choirs, as well as becoming a praised ballerina and theatrical performer. Cozette was in a youth musical group for a popular Armenian television series under the direction of renowned composer and songwriter, Sasoun Paskevichyan, and established a reputation throughout the community as a powerful vocalist and child prodigy. 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,” and toured high schools throughout Southern California. Cozette released her sophomore album in 2010, “Born Ready,” and wrote the composition in its entirety. She translated her deep creative impulse into finely wrought sonic pieces, in which catchy, pop driven melodies resonated 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 global fan base.
Cozette noticed a lack in youth viewership of Armenian television so in 2011, she pioneered the first English show to air on an Armenian television network. 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 five years, gaining massive popularity and recognition.
After taking a break to pursue a Master in Business Administration, Maria Cozette returned to music in 2014 with the release of her third studio album, “The Light of Day.” This time, Cozette produced all the music & wrote each track to be unique in character yet coming together seamlessly like a quilt. The album attracted tremendous buzz from critics and fans worldwide.
In 2015, Cozette produced a new rendition of a song that is a part of the Armenian cultural fabric- Adana- dedicated to the Armenian Genocide’s centennial commemoration. 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.
Maria Cozette is currently a doctoral candidate but has not abandoned her creativity. She is back in the studio writing and recording for upcoming musical 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