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Singer-Songwriter David McMillin '06 Returns to Campus, April 9-11

April 3, 2013

Singer-songwriter David McMillin, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater as a guest of the Performing Arts Series, April 9 - 11.  Currently a member of the band Fort Frances, McMillin's DePauw visit will include a solo peformance and songwriting workshop, which are both open to the public and presented free of admission charge.

The workshop will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in room 1302 in the Green Center for the Performing Arts. Pre-registration is requested by emailing Ron Dye, coordinator of the Performing Arts Series, at rdye@depauw.edu.

On Wednesday, April 10, McMillin will present a live performance in Theta Garden (the outdoor courtyard in the middle of the Green Center.  It will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be moved indoors to Thompson Recital Hall in the event of inclement weather. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

 In 2005, David McMillin was an English writing major enrolled in Professor Debby Geis’ "Literature and the Beats" course. A songwriter since his high school years in Columbus, Indiana, McMillin wowed his class one day by writing and performing original music to a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem. McMillin's visit to campus will include a stop in that same class to talk with students.

Fort Frances performed last month at SXSW. As a solo artist, McMillin toured with Grant Lee Buffalo, Shelby Lynne, the Goo Goo Dolls, Sister Hazel and Marc Cohn, and was named a 2008 "Reader's Choice Award" winner for best folk, country, or Americana act in the Chicago Reader.

Learn more in this previous story.

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