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Duncan Williamson McMillan began studying piano at age 5. His musical studies con- tinued with Frederic Dehaven at Christ Church in Grosse Ponte, singing in the boys choir (1980-1987). From 1989-1992, Duncan studied jazz piano and music theory with James Hohmeyer, Bess Bonnier and Matt Michaels.
Upon graduation from Western Michigan University in 1997 (B.M. piano/jazz studies), Duncan has established a reputation as a versatile musician, working with such diverse artists as Jon Hendricks, Aretha Franklin, Rodney Whitaker, Ira Sullivan,
Marcus Belgrave, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangell, Chris Standring, and The Four Freshman. In demand as both a pianist and organist, he regularly performs in the Midwest region with vocalist Sarah D’Angelo, The Paul Keller Orchestra, and The Randy Napoleon Sextet.
In addition, Mr. McMillan is a respected musical director/arranger for regional thea- ters, church organizations and local bands. His arrangements have been performed by The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan (Flint) Jazz Ensemble, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Jazz Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra and The R.J. Spangler Nonet. More information is available through Musa Canta Music, a collaborative business venture with saxophonist/educator/ arranger, Joshua James.