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Orin grew up in Tyler Minnesota, in the Southwestern part of the state. His folks started him on organ and piano lessons when he was 6. He started playing for Stations of the Cross when he was 11, and started playing for Masses shortly after that.
In college, Harvard University, he was active in the men's chorus and the Catholic Student Association Choir. He began seriously writing music about this time.
After four years at Harvard (AB in Music and Folklore and Mythology) and two at Radford (MA in Choral Conducting), in 1998 Orin arrived at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, in Bellville, IL, near St. Louis, MO. He was Music and Liturgy Coordinator there for 14 years. Since 2012, he has been Director of Music Ministries at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in suburban St. Louis. He holds an MA in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology (2008).
In December of 2000, he met Erin Hammond. To make a long story ridiculously short, they are now married! The big day was November 27, 2004. They reside in St. Louis with their dog, Gracie.
Beyond Erin and the Parish, he also enjoys singing with the St. Louis Chamber Chorus and serving as their Assistant Conductor, along with many other part-time "gigs."
- Walk Away Different
- Oh, St. Joseph
- An Advent Fantasia
- Alright Now
- Teenagers in My Car
- Chickenwire Joe
- Old Irish Blessing
- Dance in the Sight of the Lord
- The Cubs Song
- Just Because You Can
- Matilda the Gorilla
- Jesus Is Here
- These Are the Chords...
- Let the Children Come to Me
- Jammin' With Jesus