Steven Duncan playing the trombone
Instructor: Applied Trombone, Jazz, Music Theory
Music and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5900
Courses Taught
Applied Trombone
Varsity Big Band
Jazz Combo
Research Interests
Trombone Performance and Pedagogy

Davidson College, B.A.
Northwestern University, M.M.

Additional Information

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.

Room FA 137
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5900
Office Hours
By appointment only.
Main Campus