Lindsay Orr


Lindsay R. Orr, II

Unique. Classic. Progressive. Anointed. Gifted.… these are all words that are used to describe Lindsay R. Orr, II.

Lindsay, tenor, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio where it was definitely recognizable that music was apart of him. His grandmother would say that he could dance before he could walk, and, sing before he could talk. Being born into a family full of basketball players, God truly had a different direction for him early on. By high school, Lindsay had began what would be his lifeline of musical conquests. Lindsay was the first high school student, male or female, to be in the school band and choir respectively all four years, through his vision and dedication he revamped a step dance team of 100 members which is still currently running today, was head of the student gospel choir and a Junior Olympian star track and field athlete. Although much of high school was great foundation for him, Lindsay wanted more and decided that going to school for music was the best route to take.

Lindsay first headed to Central State University where he received a scholarship for his service in singing in the Grammy nominated Central State University Chorus under the leadership of William H. Caldwell. During that tenure, Lindsay was able to perform with the Cincinnati Pops and Indianapolis Pops Orchestras, travel on two national tours, and record a international distributed album of “Porgy & Bess” with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

Lindsay later matriculated to Syracuse University under a vocal music scholarship. Syracuse afforded him the ability to test his skills by becoming members of three choirs: The Syracuse Men’s Chorus, The University Singers, and B.C.C.E. Gospel Choir respectively. While in all three choirs, Lindsay became one of the premier soloists. He was also able to become the first student music director for B.C.C.E and under his supervision and direction, B.C.C.E. recorded their first album in over 25 years. Lindsay became the first black man to capture a leading role in Syracuse University’s Opera Studio in the production of Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) as Tamino. Lindsay also was able to perform and work with the Syracuse community with other music groups, productions, and churches.

Lindsay was a former founding member of the gospel group, Simple Faith. Simple Faith drew its name from the fundamental truth given in the word of God in Hebrews 11:6, “For without faith it is impossible to please God.” If there is one thing this group desired to do, it is just that; to please the Fathers heart. Simple Faith had shared the same stage and/or opened for ministers of music whom they admire such as: Shirley Murdock, Byron Cage, Pastor Rodney Posey and Praise, Jonathan Dunn of Springfield, OH, Virtue, Tonex, Tarsha’ McMillan of Cleveland, Ohio, Lisa McClendon, Deborah Killings, Anthony Hamilton, Lindon Phillips and Hearts of Worship of Chicago, IL and Percy Bady. This is something that Lindsay has desired to do since a child; to minister before the nations

Throughout Lindsay’s career, he has had a solid record for being very dependable and a hard worker. In recent years, he have worked with an array of college choirs including Syracuse University’s B.C.C.E. Gospel Choir, Central State University’s Concert Chorale, and was a clinician for The University of Cincinnati’s Ujima Gospel Choir. He has also worked with many other high school and community choirs as well.

Lindsay’s alumni affiliations includes: being a Professional Performing Artist, Central State University Concert Chorale, Syracuse University Singers, B.C.C.E. of Syracuse University, Menace II Society

Screen name:
Lindsay Orr
Member since:
Feb 15 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Music Vocal Industry Experience:
Opening Performances for:
Fred Hammond
Jonathan Dunn
Anthony Hamilton

Background vocals:
Jeremiah-Siri Music/Universal Records
Karen Clark-Sheard-Verity Records
Keirra "KiKi" Sheard-EMI Gospel
Tarsha McMillan Hamilton- Vickie Mack Lataillade Records
Estee-Omega 7 Records
LeSun- FIC Music
Soljah K- FIC Music

Music Director Experience:
1/09- Present Princeton City Schools; Princeton Gospel Choir Cincinnati, OH
• Arranges and teaches music to choir
• Supervised all rehearsals for choir, sections, and musicians
• Developed a student office board
• Advised student leaders and taught efficiency in their respective positions in leadership
• Kept records of all grade performance reports and dates of participation of students
• Supervised musician and section leader rehearsals
• Selected all music

10/07-10/08 Siri Music Group/Klassiq Inc. New York, NY
A&R Director, Gospel/R&B Division
• Properly handled the musical and repertoire concerns including, meeting and recruiting up-and-coming through to established producers for
direct and indirect project
• Assisted on representing artists at public events, local conferences, church events, and or other commitments
• Traveled for and/or on the behalf of artists, in capacity of their gospel/R&B units in capacity of their representation
• Cooperatively participated in the selection and finalizing of any and all supplemental personnel, including direct or indirect connection of artists;
this includes and does not limit to press, magazines, television, workshops, conventions, and other formats that may had been needed for
exposure for artist until proper booking was found and agreed upon.
• Negotiated royalties with producers
• Identified, analyzed, created, and reacted to market drivers for projects
• Assisted in marketing plans
• Manage accounts, products

9/02-9/06 New Jerusalem Baptist Church Cincinnati, OH
Associate Director of Music Ministry; Music &Choir Director
• Co-directed and assisted in all liturgical ministries:
a) Chancel (Adult), Young Adult and Youth choir d) Praise Dance Troupe
b) Musicians e) Mimes
c) Praise and Worship f) Audio/Visual
• Coordinates the planning of the praise and worship portion of services
• Maintains music library and Supervises the purchasing and maintenance of all church musical instruments, music, and facilities.
• Taught and arranged music to all choirs including praise and worship sector

8/01-6/04 Mt. Healthy City Schools; BCW High School Gospel Choir Cincinnati, OH
Director and Artistic Advisor
• Arranged and taught music to choir
• Supervised all rehearsals for choir, sections, and musicians
• Developed a student office board
• Advised student leaders and taught efficiency in their respective positions in leadership
• Kept records of all grade performance reports and dates of participation of students
• Supervised musician and section leader rehearsals
• Selected all music

8/97-6/01 The B.C.C.E Gospel Choir of Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
Musical Director; Tenor Section Leader
• Taught all parts of music to choir members
 Arranged music that was taught to choir
 Supervised musician and section leader rehearsals
 Directed choir
 Coached soloist
 Selected all music
 Prepared directors, choir and musicians for a promotional album recorded by Syracuse University Records
 Met with record company personnel about all aspects of the recording which included contracts Music (Harry Fox Agency), Packaging, Marketing, and Promotions. Tenor section leader 1998-1999

Other Experience
Future World Productions, Vocal Director Cincinnati, Oh 3/06-11/06
Klassiq Vocals Inc., Vocal Coach/Instructor Cincinnati, Oh 6/01- present

Education Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1997-2001
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Bachelor of Arts-Music Business (Industry)
Minor in Voice Performance