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Jamal Duncan

Arizona State University
Guest Conductor
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are 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 courses in Instrumental Conducting.
 
An advocate of new Music, Duncan conducted the University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble. Duncan is actively involved in the commissioning and performance of works on the cutting edge of contemporary concert music.
 
Duncan received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Michigan with 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.