A native of Ashtabula Ohio, Connor grew up as a classical violinist before ultimately studying vocal performance/opera at the Eastman School of Music in New York. During his time at Eastman, he was also accepted into the nationally ranked male acappella group, The University of Rochester Yellowjackets, (as seen on NBC’s “The Sing Off”) as a featured soloist.
In the years since, Connor has been a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Rochester Philharmonic, The Akron Symphony, The Cleveland Pops, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He also starred on The History Channel’s Shifting Gears, and has served as executive music supervisor and composer to The Discovery Channel for their series, The Kustomizer. As a songwriter, several of his original songs have been featured on national television, including ABC’s “Days of Our Lives” and MTV’s, “The Hills”.
“Inside Out”, the lead single from his self-titled first album, vaulted to the number one radio position in France, and held the position for several weeks. Two full-length albums followed, which led to performing as the opening act on over 20 national tours. Including Ashlee Simpson, Huey Lewis and The News, Edwin McCain, Richard Marx, Rick Springfield, Hall & Oates, and Mariah Carey.
Connor can currently be heard behind the scenes singing and recording jingles for companies such as Hasbro Toys and American Greetings, performing with native Clevelander Jim Brickman, as well as in over 32 countries as a headliner act on leading cruise lines with his vocal group, “The Matinee Idols”. For more, visit Connorbogart.com.