Tom Lindsay has been first violinist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Paganiniana and Berlin string quartets, and has performed in America’s major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center, as well as abroad. He has served as concertmaster of Symphonicity, the New Jersey Pops Orchestra, the Union Symphony Orchestra, Atlantic Symphonette, the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, and the Millennium Symphony.
Mr. Lindsay has been violin professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, VCU, and Morris College where he also taught string methods. He currently teaches beginners of all ages through advanced students, and coaches serious string players for professional orchestra auditions in his studios in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Richmond. He has taught master classes and presented workshops in many states and Canada for the American String Teachers’ Association, Music Teachers’ National Association, and at numerous colleges, including Yale University. He regularly teaches violin master classes at Loyola University and works with violin students from the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO). He is active as guest clinician and master teacher nationally. As a chamber musician, Tom Lindsay has performed and taught throughout the U.S, and in Vienna, Prague, Hungary, and Rome.
His private students have populated this country’s finest universities, conservatories, and summer festivals, and his work on The Art and Science of String Performance (pub. Alfred Music), has made him the worldwide leading authority on the teaching methods of Samuel Applebaum with more than four hundred different publications available. Tom presents workshops on the teachings of Samuel Applebaum, string master classes for all levels, and adjudicates for festivals and competitions.
Since he retired from the NJSO and relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife, violist Alice Lindsay, his private students have served as concertmasters of the Peninsula Youth Orchestra, the Bay Youth Orchestras, the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Williamsburg Youth Orchestra, and the Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra (VYSO).
Tom Lindsay is artistic Director of the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO) at St. Bede and the newly formed Pope Benedict Chamber Music Series.
Lindsay formed the New Jersey Youth Orchestra in conjunction with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the South Jersey Youth Orchestra, Cherry Hill Philharmonic, and the International FAME Festival. He has served as conductor of the Princeton Youth Orchestra, The Ontario Youth String Orchestra of Canada, president of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Board of Directors, and artistic advisor to three conductors of the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Lindsay served as chairman for the Virginia ASTA competition, 2010 and as artistic director of CMI Virginia through 2012.
He most recently created the St. Bede Orchestra School (SBOS) which serves fully scholarshiped string students from a 100 mile radius of Williamsburg. Currently, he is Artistic Director of a Broadway musical he developed that was inspired from music of a dozen Broadway shows. The presentation is a fund raiser for the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.