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Dr. Stephen Duncan

Phone: 409-766-5866


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctorate (DMA)
MM Music Education (Vocal and Instrumental)
BME Instrumental Music Education
BA Sacred Music
EC-12 Music Texas Teacher

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

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.


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