The Northern Michigan Chorale welcomes Dan Duncan as its new director.  Dan brings over forty years of music education experience (K-12) and has presented clinics on vocal and brass pedagogy in Michigan, Texas (TMEA) and Idaho (ISU).  He is a nationally recognized trumpet instructor with students throughout the USA, Europe and Australia.  He has performed/recorded with Wayne Newton, The Temptations, The Stars of Lawrence Welk and Christian artists including Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, The Gaithers, Steve Green and many others.

Dan performs professionally on guitar, trumpet and piano.  He is a singer/songwriter affiliated with the Nashville Association of Songwriters International and BMI.  His children’s CD, “Character Rocks! – For Kids”, was adapted for use by the National Heritage Academies.  He performs locally with the Rivertown Jazz Band, New Hope Community Church Orchestra, Pine River Jazz Band and at Bier’s Inwood Brewery.  He also teaches music at St. Mary School in Charlevoix.

Dan says his mission for the Chorale is to “help members experience the joy of making and sharing music with others, while having fun, experiencing relationship and personal growth.”

Northern Michigan Chorale rehearsals are Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1400 E Mitchell, Petoskey (near PHS).  Concerts are scheduled for June 3 and 4 at the Great Lakes Center For the Arts in Bay Harbor.