Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Loreta Kovacic
Choral Music and Theater, Electives Department
Conference Periods: 3rd and 7th
Loreta Kovacic, AKA Dr. K, is certified as both a Music and Theater teacher, grades K-12. An internationally acclaimed musician, entertainer and teacher, she finds inspiration in the multi-cultural environment of her hometown, Houston. She started her career as a teenage rock star in Croatia, where, aside from actively performing as a classical pianist, she was also known as her country’s first female rock electronic keyboard player. After emigrating to the USA, she graduated from Rice University with a Doctorate Degree in Music with a Major in Piano Performance.
Houston Public Radio compares the style of her compositions to Eric Satie, and Houston Press notes how she “moves from classical to pop milieus as fluidly as her fingers dance around the ivories”. Loreta calls her style “Slavic & Western” and she calls herself and her band, the “Texas Slavs”.
Dr. Kovacic has been a music teacher since her teenage years in Croatia. She enjoys teaching these FINE ARTS subjects equally: CHOIR and THEATER. Many of her students have continued their love of music and theater throughout their lives, grateful to Ms. K’s music and life lessons.