Tara Helen O’Connor, an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and two-time Grammy nominee, is a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is a regular participant in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, Mainly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, Banff Centre, and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, Koch International, and Bridge Records. She is associate professor of flute and coordinator of classical music studies at Purchase College Conservatory of Music and is on the faculties of Bard College Conservatory and the contemporary music program at Manhattan School of Music.