Jamal Duncan

Asst Professor
TEMPE Campus


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. 



  • D.M.A. Wind Conducting, Michigan State University 2013
  • M.M. Wind Conducting, Michigan State University 2010
  • B.M. Clarinet Performance/Music Education, University of Michigan, 2001


Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
MUE 154 Gesture and Sound
MUP 442 Instrumental Ensembles
MUP 542 Instrumental Ensembles
MUP 554 Repertoire Score Study
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
MUP 210 Begin Instrumental Conducting
MUP 442 Instrumental Ensembles
MUP 495 Performance
MUP 496 Performance
MUP 542 Instrumental Ensembles
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 597 Solo Performance
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance

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