Joe Connor is a senior studying in the Saxophone Performance and Instrumental Music Education programs and performs as saxophonist with Slipstream. Winner of the 2014 Lawrence Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Joe performed Jacob ter Veldhuis' Tallahatchie Concerto with the LSO in March, 2014. Joe frequently performs with marimbist Greg Riss, and as winners of the 2013 Neale-Silva Young Artist's competition at Wisconsin Public Radio, the duo performed on a recital broadcast live on WPR in April, 2013. Joe was awarded First Prize in the 2012 Miroslav Pansky Memorial Concerto Competition of the Green Bay Civic Symphony and Second Prize in the 2011-12 Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s Young Artist Competition, and he performed as concerto soloist with both of these ensembles. Joe studied at the 2014 American Saxophone Academy in Rochester, New York; the 2013 European University for Saxophone in Gap, France with Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, and Vincent David; the 2012 International Saxophone Masterclass in Laubach, Germany; and the 2012 Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute in Rochester, New York.
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