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Nancy O'Connor

Nancy O'Connor

Biography

Nancy O'Connor is a Boston-based music director, pianist, arranger, composer, singer, and voice-over artist. She is currently studying Contemporary Writing and Production, Conducting for Musical Theater, and Musical Theater Writing at Berklee College of Music.

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Nancy is the Founding Music Director of At Rise Productions, a Central New York based theater company dedicated to providing kids and teenagers the opportunity to participate in all aspects of theatrical production. She has music directed several shows through At Rise Productions, including "Band Geeks," for which she was nominated for a Syracuse Area Live Theater Award for Best Music Direction (2019).

As a musical theater composer, Nancy has co-written two cabarets of original music with lyricist Jared Dunn. In 2019, a production of their cabaret "Teenage Nobodies" was produced in the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia. Their song "Which Way to Neverland?" was nominated for a Syracuse Area Music Award, and was chosen for Berklee's musical theater writing contest, Curtain Up, for which it will be orchestrated and performed in the Berklee Performance Center.

Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret

Regions

  • Boston/New England
  • Upstate NY

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist

Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Voice

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • ASCAP

Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her