Saxophonist Joe Connor ’15 Earns Second-Place Honors at State Competition

Lawrence University saxophonist Joe Connor will perform as guest artist with the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble March 10, 2012 after earning second-place honors in the 24th annual Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Young Artist Competition held Saturday, Nov. 12 in Manitowoc.

A freshman from Oregon, Wis., Connor received a second-place scholarship of $1,000. A student in the saxophone studio of Professor of Music Steven Jordheim, Connor performed Claude T. Smith’s “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble.”

The statewide competition is open to musicians 16-25 years of age on all brass and woodwind wind ensemble instruments as well as piano and mallet percussion. In addition to Lawrence, it featured students from St. Norbert College, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison.

Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a world-class conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. Ranked among America’s best colleges, it was selected for inclusion in the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,445 students from 44 states and 35 countries.