Don Duncan teaches as a Conservatory Level instructor with our Music Artistry Program.
He earned his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Wichita State University. His Master of Music in Trumpet Performance is from Arizona State University. Don played with several well-known orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Wichita Symphony, and Illinois Symphony.
In addition, Don toured with a Christian brass group, Kings Brass, and also recorded two CDs. He has over 30 years of experience teaching trumpet, including time as an Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Wichita State University.
One of Don’s passions is working with church music ministries. He served for 14 years as a Pastor of Worship before coming to Pittsburgh. Now he leads the Beverly Heights Church orchestra and is one of the worship leaders at the Contemporary New Worship service.
Don has created a unique presentation/mini-concern called “Horn-a-copi-A Trumpet Journey” that includes over 25 different type of trumpets. The presentation, which has been well received in the South Hills of Pittsburgh by various organizations, gives insight into the development of many types of trumpets through the ages along with life stories about the people connected to each instrument. Learn more