Directors & Accompanists


Dr. John R. Orr

Artistic Director

Dr. John R. Orr was born and raised in a musical family in Nashville, Tennessee where he began singing at an early age in school and church choirs.  Beginning in grade school, he was a professional studio vocalist, recording children’s choir tracks for various Nashville children’s music publishers. He attended John Overton High School where he sang under the direction of Knoxville native and Tennessee choral music legend David Spencer who he credits with lighting a spark of passion for choral singing and life-long music making as a career.

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Andrew Duncan

Assistant Director

Andrew Duncan is the Interim Director of Worship and the Director of Choral Ministries at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. His responsibilities include leading congregational worship, directing the worship band and adult choir, assisting with the youth choir program; writing and arranging for the worship band and orchestra; and worship planning with the music staff, pastors, and volunteers. He is an active arranger and composer and has orchestrated many anthems and carols for orchestra, choir, and handbells.

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Joseph North

Accompanist

Joseph North attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he received his B.A. in Piano Performance in 2005 under the training of Dr. David Brunell. Joseph completed a M.A. in Studio Jazz Piano from the University of Tennessee in May 2017, under the training of Mr. Donald Brown.

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Leslie Hill

Assistant Accompanist

Leslie is the Director of Music Ministries at Fountain City United Methodist Church in Knoxville. She conducts vocal and handbell choirs for youth and adults as well as planning worship with the pastoral staff. Formerly a high school music educator, Leslie still enjoys accompanying for local school choirs as much as possible.

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