Jamal Duncan joins the faculty of Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities will be conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting curriculum. A native of Flint, Michigan, Duncan received the doctor of musical arts in wind conducting and a master of music in wind conducting degrees from Michigan State University where he studied under the direction of Kevin L. Sedatole.
Prior to arriving to Tempe, Duncan was the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He served as Director or the Hogwild Pep Band, Assistant Director of the Razorback Marching Band, conductor of the symphonic band, and co-conductor of the wind symphony and concert band. He also taught the first semester of Instrumental Conducting in the Music Education curriculum.
An advocate of new Music, Duncan conducted the University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble. Duncan is actively involved in the commissioning of new works and performing works of the cutting edge of contemporary concert music.
Duncan taught in the public schools of Lansing Michigan for seven years where he taught middle school band, music appreciation and elementary general music. Duncan served as the music director and conductor of the Flint Youth Wind Ensemble, one of several youth ensembles in the Flint School of Performing Arts.
Duncan received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Michigan where he had a dual emphasis in clarinet performance and music education. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and the College Band Directors National Association. He holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.