DEVON L HANSEN
BMus, MA, RMT
Devon Hansen obtained a Bachelor of Music in piano performance magne cum laud as well as a Master of Arts in Musicology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He also attended the "Musician's Mentoring Course" at the National Ballet School at the young age of 16. He has been accompanying classes both in theatre, music, and dance on both sides of the border for almost a decade now. He is most proud to have accompanied under the late Erich Kunzel and John Morris Russell. Due to his energy, passion and vibrant playing, Devon is actively in demand as a soloist, chamber artist, composer, teacher, and music director.
Devon is very familiar with the musical theatre community in both Windsor and Detroit and has been involved as accompanist, pianist and/or music director for many shows including Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, and Hairspray.
Devon made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 25 with his show “How Sweet the Sound” with soprano Lynda Wood. In 2018 he took a choir from Chatham-Kent to sing in France, and is currently planning a 2022 trip to Austria.
Devon has been on the faculty of Wayne State University in the Department of Theatre and Dance, Oakland Community College in the Department of Music, and St. Clair College (Windsor) in the Musical Theatre Department.
As the Director of Music at St. Andrew’s, he oversees an energetic and growing music ministry. He founded the concert series "Saturdays at 7" which is now in its seventh season. He is also responsible for bringing the Windsor Symphony Orchestra to Chatham, which is in its fifth season at St. Andrew's.
On top of that he is the founder of Chatham Music Academy, and maintains a very active private studio as well as overseeing a faculty of 10 teachers and over 200 students.