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 principal clarinet/saxophone of the Nevada Chamber Orchestra, and 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 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, she conducts the Wind Symphony, Woodwind Choir, and Saxophone Ensemble; coaches the Philharmonic and Symphonic Band; and conducted its inaugural Summer Pops Orchestra. O’Connor teaches applied saxophone, history of rock music, jazz combo, music appreciation, and saxophone ensemble at the College of Southern Nevada. As a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), she maintains a private woodwind and piano studio at Family Music Centers Academy, Nevada’s largest private music teaching institution. 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. She has studied with John Bailey, Phillip Barham, Paul Haar, Joseph Lulloff, and Diego Rivera.
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 on the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras Board of Directors.
O’Connor is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Artist-Clinician.