Joel MacMillan, double bassist, has played with the Wichita Falls Symphony since the 2014-15 season. He studied Double Bass Performance at Wichita State University with David Neubert, and at Northwestern University with Jeff Bradetich. He has played in the Wichita, (KS) Symphony, The Chicago Sinfonietta, The Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theatre, Elgin and Lake Forest Symphonies, New Mexico and Santa Fe Symphonies, Opera Southwest, (Albuquerque), Amarillo Symphony, Richardson Symphony, East Texas Symphony, and the Dallas Opera Orchestra.
Joel works as a luthier on staff in the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He lives in Krum with his wife Liane, their two teenage daughters, and an abundance of animals.