Tara Helen O’Connor is a charismatic performer noted for her artistic depth, brilliant technique, and colorful tone spanning every musical era. A much sought-after chamber musician and soloist, she has collaborated with the Orion String Quartet, St. Lawrence Quartet, the Emerson Quartet, Jaime Laredo, Dawn Upshaw, Eliot Fisk, Jeremy Denk, Ida Kavafian, Peter Serkin, and David Shifrin. O’Connor is a Season Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is also a member of the woodwind quintet Windscape, the legendary Bach Aria Group, and is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble.
O’Connor is Associate Professor of Flute, Head of the Woodwinds Department, and Coordinator of Classical Music Studies at Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatory of Music. She is also on the faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music, and is a visiting artist, teacher, and coach at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.