Festival of Winds Honor Band

Dr. Jamal Duncan, conductor

Jamal Duncan

Dr. Jamal Duncan joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2013. A native of Flint, Michigan, Duncan received a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting and a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University where he studied under the direction of Kevin L. Sedatole.

At the University of Arkansas, Duncan serves as Director of the Hogwild Pep Band and the University of Arkansas Concert Band, and he is Assistant Director of the Razorback Marching Band. He also teaches the first semester of Instrumental Conducting in the Music Education curriculum.

An advocate of new music, Duncan also conducts the University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble. Duncan is actively involved in the commissioning of new works and performing works on the cutting edge of contemporary concert music.

Duncan taught in the public schools of Lansing, Michigan for seven years. 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 in Clarinet Performance with Teacher Certification from the University of Michigan. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, College Band Directors National Association, Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, and the National Association for Music Education.