Soprano Margaret Ozaki Graves is known for a "voice that is crystal clear and very well produced" (Opus Colorado). Margaret has a special interest in contemporary concert music and has premiered and performed works by composers including Michael Torke, Robert Denham, Paul Fowler, Ann Phillips, Michael Ching, Moiya Callahan, and Minoru Miki. She was soprano soloist in the world premiere of famed Beat drummer Jerry Granelli's Warrior Songs for Naropa University’s 50th Anniversary at e-town Hall in Boulder.
Teaching appointments include Assistant Professor at Ithaca College, Guest Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Regional Director and Faculty Artist for Sera Schools Music Programs, and Voice Faculty for the CCM Preparatory Department. Margaret holds a DMA in vocal performance with cognate studies in Japanese Aesthetics and Music from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She completed a summer season as a jump-in artist in Weimar, Germany in 2015 and was a Corbett Foundation Opera Fusion Young Artist at Cincinnati Opera for four seasons. She is a recipient of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Competition Second Prize.
Margaret began her a professional performance career in Japanese drumming, as a member of One World Taiko and then Mirai Daiko, and appeared at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center, San Francisco Taiko Dojo's World Taiko Festival, Boston Dragon Boat, Colorado Dragon Boat and the North American Taiko Conference's TaikoJam at UC Berkeley. She holds ten-year certification from the Miyagi school in koto and shamisen.