The 2019 Old West Organ Society Summer Series continues with a performance by Nixon McMillan. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted in support of the Society.
J. Nixon McMillan has played recitals from Russia to Australia. In Russia, he was the first Canadian invited to play in the month-long Kaliningrad International Festival, and in Australia, he performed as part of the recital series at St. Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral in Sydney on the large Canadian-built mechanical-action organ by Letourneau.
McMillan, a Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native, completed his undergraduate education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, where he studied under H. Barrie Cabena and Jan Overduin. Nixon completed graduate organ studies under Delores Bruch and Delbert Disselhorst at the University of Iowa. McMillan’s doctoral dissertation is on the organ works of Herbert Howells. He also studied under John M. W. White, Fred Geoghegan and Douglas Haas.
After working as a church musician and teaching college, Nixon was graduated from Yale Divinity School in 2004, and ordained as an Episcopal priest. The Very Rev. Dr. McMillan is the Rector of St. Paul’s Church in Albany, New York, and Metropolitan Dean.