Saxophonist Joseph Connor is active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, improviser, and educator. Keenly interested in expanding the solo and chamber repertoire for the saxophone, Joseph has worked closely with composers Joanne Metcalf, Zachary Green, JP Merz, Ilan Blanck, and others to create new works for saxophone in various settings. As a soloist and orchestral player, Joseph has appeared with the Lawrence University, La Crosse, Fox Valley, Green Bay Civic, and Oshkosh Symphony Orchestras. Joseph traveled to Strasbourg, France to perform Silent Sounds: improvised soundtracks for silent films with the Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet and Sumner Truax at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in 2015.
Joseph graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelors of Music in saxophone performance and instrumental music education. His primary teachers were Steven Jordheim, José Encarnación, and Sara Kind. In the fall of 2017, Joseph will begin graduate studies in saxophone performance at Northwestern University.
In his free time, Joseph enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and remaining optimistic for the next Star Wars movie.