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Nancy O'Connor

Nancy O'Connor

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Nancy O'Connor is a music director, pianist, arranger, composer, singer, and voice-over artist. She was most recently the Associate Conductor for the "Lulu" National Tour of Waitress. Nancy is studying Contemporary Writing and Production, Conducting for Musical Theater, and Musical Theater Writing at Berklee College of Music. She also works as the In-House Arranger for the Boston Children's Chorus.

    Originally from Central New York, Nancy is the Founding Music Director of At Rise Productions, a CNY based theater company dedicated to providing 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 also the Artistic Director, and was nominated for a Syracuse Area Live Theater Award for Best Music Direction and Best Musical (2019).

    As a musical theater composer, Nancy has co-written two cabarets of original music, one of which, "Teenage Nobodies" was produced in the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia. In addition, one of the cabaret songs, "Which Way to Neverland?" was nominated for a Syracuse Area Music Award, and was chosen for Berklee's musical theater writing contest, Curtain Up. Nancy's original song "Lights," for which she wrote music and lyrics, was chosen for the same contest, orchestrated and performed in the Berklee Performance Center.

    Professional Experience

    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Boston/New England

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    My Primary Instrument

    • Piano

    My Instruments

    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • ASCAP

    Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

    • Yes