Connor O’Meara


Connor O’Meara is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance with a minor in orchestral conducting at the University of North Texas where he studies with Dr. Kimberly Cole-Luevano. Mr. O’Meara completed his Masters of Clarinet Performance at the University of Texas At Austin and received his Bachelors of Clarinet Performance at the University of Northern Colorado in 2010. Primary teachers include Bill Jackson and Brad Behn (University of Northern Colorado), Richard MacDowell (University of Texas), Victoria Luperi (Principal of the Fort Worth Symphony). Mr. O’Meara has had additional study with Dr. Stephanie Zelnick (Univrsity of Kansas), Gregory Oakes (University of Iowa), and Joaquin Valdepenas (Principal clarinet of the Toronto Symphony). Mr. O’Meara has also attended summer music festivals at Rocky Ridge Music Festival (2008) and Aspen Music Festival (Local Scholarship Student, 2005).

Since moving to North Texas, Mr. O’Meara has been an active member of the performance and teaching community. He has had the privilege of performing with the San Angelo symphony as well as a multitude of performances as Bass Clarinet and 2nd Clarinet with the Fort Worth Symphony. Mr. O���������������������������������������������Meara is a member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra since 2013 and has performed with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra Clarinet Choir at the Oklahoma University Clarinet Symposium. As a teacher, Mr. O’Meara is currently working for the Celina, Frisco, and Hurst Euless Bedford independent school districts. Many of his students have attended honor bands, All-State band and All-State solo contest. During the summers, Mr. O’Meara teaches at the University of North Texas ClarEssentials Workshop, a weeklong camp for advanced high school clarinetists.





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