Connor James Mikula is an internationally award-winning saxophonist and active performer with an extensive repertoire ranging from the great saxophone classics to contemporary composers. He has won both national and international competitions and achieved diverse honors ranging from winning the Cortona, Italy New Music Sessions solo competition, being named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist as well as being a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall.
Connor is a passionate and motivating force in creating new saxophone music and supporting young and emerging saxophone artists. In 2016 he created Novus New Music, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Novus has commissioned fresh and exciting works for both the solo saxophonist and saxophone quartets and has also established outreach programs to encourage and enable disadvantaged public school students to pursue saxophone study.