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, 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°).
O'Connor is an Adjunct Professor of Music at the College of Southern Nevada, Woodwinds Paraprofessional for Clark County School District, Director of Woodwinds for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras, and Artistic Director of the Las Vegas Youth Saxophone Ensembles. 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 is an active solo artist, as well as principal clarinetist of the Nevada Chamber Orchestra and soprano saxophonist of the Red Rock Saxophone Quartet. O'Connor has also been a saxophonist with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and has played in musical productions on the Las Vegas Strip including Jesus Christ Superstar at the Tropicana and Guys and Dolls at the Westgate. An advocate for new music, she has premiered solo and chamber works by Krista Abrahamson, Daniel Dorff, Garrett Hope, Jun Nagao, Kincaid Rabb, and David Von Kampen.
O'Connor is the President-Elect of the Nevada Music Teachers Association. As an educator, she frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician for the Nevada Music Educators Association, Southern Nevada Band Association, and Las Vegas Music Teachers Association. O'Connor has given master classes, lectured, and performed in various solo and chamber settings at several North American Saxophone Alliance regional and biennial conferences. She was previously on faculty at Southern Utah University, Union College, and Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts. O'Connor was also a Band Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
O'Connor's research is focused on the life and works of David C. Heath, British composer and flutist currently residing in Scotland. Her dissertation, "A Performer’s Guide to and Analysis of David Heath’s Out of the Cool, Rumania, and Coltrane," is the first and only academic document on Heath, making her the foremost scholar of both him and his music.
O’Connor received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance cum laude from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance cum laude from Michigan State University. Her primary teachers include John Bailey, Phillip Barham, Paul Haar, Joseph Lulloff, and Diego Rivera; she has also performed in solo master classes for Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Ellis Marsalis, Bennie Wallace, and Walt Weiskopf. O'Connor's professional memberships include the American Federation of Musicians, International Clarinet Association, 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 of the Sigma Alpha Iota Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter, and serves on the Nevada Chamber Orchestra Board of Directors Advisory Council and the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras Board of Directors.
O’Connor is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Artist-Clinician. She is also an endorsing artist for Meridian Winds’ Center Brace Resonance Weights and Ergonomic Heavy Mass Saxophone Neck Screws.