Connor Mikula


Connor is pursuing his DMA in Saxophone Performance at Michigan State University, College of Music, studying with Distinguished Professor Joseph Lulloff, and will receive his degree in spring of 2020. Connor was awarded Michigan State’s Distinguished Fellowship for his doctoral degree.

He earned his MM in Saxophone Performance from the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance where he studied with Dr. Timothy McAllister. Previously, he earned his BMus in Saxophone Performance with a minor concentration in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University, College of Music, studying with Professor Joseph Lulloff, and also Professor Diego Rivera and Dr. Ronald Newman. In addition, Connor studied privately with Dr. Jonathan Nichol, currently Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Professor Wess Anderson, Associate Professor of Jazz, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Griffin Campbell, Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Dr. Christopher Creviston, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Dr. Geoffrey Deibel, Assistant Professor, Wichita State University
  • Dean James Forger, College of Music, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Kimberly Goddard-Loeffert, Oklahoma State University
  • Professor Carrie Koffman, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, W. Hartford, CT
  • Dr. Clifford Leaman, Professor, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Thomas Liley
  • Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin, Associate Professor, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
  • Dr. Kenneth Tse, Professor, University of Iowa
  • Professor Rodney Whitaker, Michigan State University
  • Professor Michael Haithcock, Director of University Bands, University of Michigan, 2015-2017
  • Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Professor of Music, Director of Bands, Michigan State University, 2011-2018
  • Dr. David Maslanka, University of Montana, 2012
  • Capitol Quartet, 2017
  • Nobuya Sugawa, 2017
  • PRISM Quartet, 2016
  • Professor Emeritus Donald Sinta, University of Michigan, 2014
  • Dr. Otis Murphy, Professor, University of Indiana, 2013
  • Professor Taimur Sullivan, Northwestern University, 2011 and 2013
  • Professor John Nichol, Central Michigan University, 2009
  • Dr. Eugene Rousseau, Professor, University of Minnesota, 2009