Sean connors, Percussion
Sean Connors is an Grammy-winning ensemble member and Technical Director of Third Coast Percussion, the Chicago-based and internationally renowned percussion quartet. He has performed with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, eighth blackbird, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Signal, and Metropolis Ensemble, and he was the percussionist for 2 summers with the Aspen Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble. Sean is one part of the percussion duo Amphion, a project with co-founder and friend Peter Zlotnick. He also enjoys performing as a member of the newly formed Chicago Balinese Gamelan.
As an educator, Sean served for 2 years as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, held positions on the faculty at Onondaga Community College and Roberts Wesleyan College, and taught elementary school and middle school music in the Chicago suburbs.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.