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Dr. Lindsey O'Connor
Director of Woodwinds

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As saxophonist for Joey Fatone and Friends and AFTR PRTY, Dr. Lindsey N. O'Connor has performed with Joey Fatone (*NSYNC), Bobby Brown, Ryan Cabrera, Harley Cameron, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), Coolio, DSharp, Luis Fonsi, AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys), Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men), Ray Parker Jr., Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Scott Stapp (Creed), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Jeff Timmons (98°). She is also the principal clarinetist and saxophonist of the Nevada Chamber Orchestra. O'Connor has played with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, Vegas City Opera, and in musical productions on the Las Vegas Strip including Jesus Christ Superstar at the Tropicana and Guys and Dolls at the Westgate.

O'Connor is the Coordinator of Woodwind Studies and Instructor of Fine Arts at the College of Southern Nevada where she teaches courses including applied saxophone, jazz combo, and saxophone ensemble. She is also the Woodwinds Paraprofessional for Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district in the country with over 85,000 students enrolled in secondary music programs. As the Director of Woodwinds for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras, O'Connor currently conducts the Wind Symphony and Saxophone Ensemble; she also coaches the Philharmonic and Symphonic Band. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), she maintains a private woodwind and piano studio. O'Connor frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician, and has given several master classes, lectures, and solo performances as a guest artist throughout the United States. 

O'Connor was previously on faculty at Southern Utah University, Union College, and Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts. She was also a Band Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. O'Connor received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from Michigan State University.

O'Connor's professional memberships include the American Federation of Musicians, Las Vegas Flute Club, Music Teachers National Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, Pi Kappa Lambda (ΠΚΛ) National Music Honor Society, and Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ) International Music Fraternity. She is the President-Elect of the Nevada Music Teachers Association, President of the ΣΑΙ Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter, and serves as an ex-officio member of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras Advisory Board of Directors.

O'Connor is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Artist-Clinician.

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