Phone: 469-219-2260 ext. 77305
Degrees and Certifications:
Texas Christian University-Bachelor of Music Education
Kara Kazyaka is the Assistant Band Director at Hays Middle School. Her responsibilities at Hays include teaching beginner woodwind classes, directing Concert I and Jazz Band, and assisting with Symphonic Winds and Concert II Band.
Prior to her move to Prosper ISD, Ms. Kazyaka spent five years as the Assistant Band Director at Faubion Middle School. Her groups consistently received Superior ratings during her time in McKinney ISD.
Ms. Kazyaka graduated from L.D. Bell High School in HEB ISD. During her time at L.D. Bell, the Marching Band was named BOA Grand National Champions and Silver Medalists at UIL State Marching Contest.
Ms. Kazyaka went on to study Music Education at Texas Christian University. During her time at TCU, she studied saxophone with Joe Eckert and was involved in the TCU Symphonic Band, Saxophone Choir, Saxophone Quartet, and Jazz Band. She was also a member and section leader of the TCU Marching Band, which performed at many venues including the Rose Bowl, the Poinsettia Bowl, and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Her time at TCU was concluded by student teaching at Hebron High School and Killian Middle School.
Her professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. Ms. Kazyaka likes to spend her free time reading, playing ice hockey, and playing video games.