Phone: (409) 976-5866


Degrees and Certifications:

DMA University of Memphis 1991 MM ME SWOSU 1987 BME SWOSU 1984 MA SWOSU 1983 Pre-K12 Music (Texas)

Dr. Stephen Duncan

Director of Fine Arts for GISD (Teaching Music Theory I Pre AP at Ball High)

Dr. Duncan is a long time educator, world traveler, and a man who wears many hats as a professor, a teacher, an administrator and clergyman. He grew up in Lawton, Oklahoma graduating first with a 4.0 from MacArthur High School in 1980 He attended SWSU in Weatherford, Oklahoma receiving: BA Sacred Music 1983 summa cum laude, BME Instrumental Education 1984 summa cum laude, MM in Music Education 1987, He studied with the Holy Cross Fathers (CSC) at Moreau Seminary at the University of Notre Dame. He served as Director of Sacred Music for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis as he worked on his doctorate at the University of Memphis receiving his DMA in Sacred Music 1991. The dissertation is available as: A Genre of Hindusthani Music (Bhajans) as Used in the Roman Catholic Church.  His second academic book is also published by the Edwin Mellen Press A History of the Sacred Musical Life of An Orthodox Church in America. Both are also available through  Several other books on music and Liturgy are available through Memberships: TMEA Texas Music Educators Association TMAC Texas Musci Administrators Conference The Society for Ethnomusicology (past president and secretary SW chapter, former webmaster for education materials, national website, member national ethics committee) The Society for Traditional Music Past member Acoustical Society of America (national instruments committee) Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society Memphis Tia Piah Society (Big River Clan -- Kiowa Tia Piah Society) Galveston Rotary Club and Sgt at Arms Board of Directors of the Galveston Railroad Museum Admiral - Texas Navy, Chaplain for the Hawkins Squadron Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Chaplain to the Edward Lee Camp #2 69th NYSV Historical Society, Chaplain BSA Chaplain Bay Area Council
 Eagle Scout, Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, Hornaday Award for Conservation, Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow, Scouter's Training Award, Varsity Scout Leader Letter, Scouter's Key, Cross of Saint George, Woodbage - permanent Fox Patrol Leader SC 452.