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Connor Shafran recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in both Music and German at the University of Kentucky, studying under James Campbell. While at UK, he was commissioned by several chamber groups and solo performers, presented at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, and received premiers and recordings of original works by the UK Percussion Ensemble, the Apollo Clarinet Quartet, the UK Trumpet Quintet, and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra in collaboration with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013, Connor received the Emerson full-tuition scholarship to attend the prestigious Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, and also won PIW World Championships with the indoor percussion group RHYTHM X. From ’14 through ’15, he won multiple composition contests, including the Portland Percussion Group’s “Nothing With Wheels,” the KMEA Annual Call for Scores, and the Lee University Percussion Ensemble Call for Scores. Recently, Connor has served as director of sound design for UK's "The Promised Land" musical, Stage Manager for comedian and actor Nick Offerman, SFX Operator in UK Opera Theater's Production of "Ragtime," and director of sound design at the 2016 Idea Festival in Louisville, KY. In his free-time, Connor enjoys backpacking, slacklining, rock climbing, and a good cup of joe.