Davidson College, B.A.
Northwestern University, M.M.
Originally from southern Florida, Steven Duncan first came to Illinois to study trombone performance and music theory at Northwestern University. After graduating, he spent the better part of a decade traveling with various big bands and Broadway tours, playing venues from Seattle's Benaroya Hall to New York's Lincoln Center, and many more in between. Having settled more permanently in Chicago now, Steven very much appreciates the existence of seasons and still finds shoveling snow to be an enjoyable novelty.
Steven currently plays with many local groups and in a wide variety of styles as a low brass doubler, including classical chamber music, commercial jingles, pit work, big bands, and jazz ensembles. He maintains an active teaching studio, works as a composer and arranger, and is still growing musically through meeting the many opportunities and challenges Chicago's freelancing scene presents. Steven resides in Albany Park with his wife, Katie, and his rescue dog, Wompus.