David A. Conner (June 2nd, 1936 - December 26th, 2015), usually credited as Dave Conner, has been the associate music director for SESAME STREET from 1978 to 2007 & wrote several songs for the series.
Conner earned a B.S. from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, & a Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from The New England Conservatory of Music. Following school, Conner directed music groups for public schools in New York & Massachusetts, played string bass in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, & was a founding member of the High Tor Opera Company. He served as director of The Boston Conservatory’s Musical Theater Department, music director for several Boston College productions, The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA,The North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA & The South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, MA.
Conner began at Children’s Television Workshop in 1972 & worked on The Electric Company before moving over to SESAME STREET. In addition to serving as associate music director & writing songs, he conducted several orchestral performances around the United States with BIG BIRD.
SESAME STREET Song CreditsEdit
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