MIT B.S., 1962; MIT M.S., 1963; MIT Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1973; played in Festival Jazz Ensemble
Electrical engineer, jazz trombonist, composer
Richard Orr received three degrees from MIT in electrical engineering, B.S 1962, M.S 1963, PhD 1973. An accomplished trombonist, he played with the young high school aged Chick Corea, and has played professionally with Herb Pomeroy, Buddy Rich, Rick Henderson, among other. He was a member of the MIT jazz band, known then as the Techtonians, when Herb Pomeroy became director in 1963. For much of his engineering career he has been with ITT Industries (formerly Stanford Telecom).