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Office: 201 Communications/Music Complex
M.M., University of Minnesota
B.A., Westminster College
Arts & Entertainment Internship
Singer-Songwriter Ensemble
Acapella Ensemble
Private Voice Instruction


Extraordinary Professor, Popular and Commercial Music

Kate Duncan offers a wealth of musical experience to her courses and ensembles. A musical educator and performer, she has spent the last ten years working in nearly every genre – opera, jazz, funk, pop, and even country. Kate spent years as director of a Pennsylvania-based school of music, and currently works as a vocal jazz arranger, lecturer, and clinician for various groups across the country. An instrumental part of the new Popular & Commercial Music degree program, Kate’s duties include vocal ensemble direction, singer/songwriter ensemble direction, private voice study, and musicianship theory courses. Kate also serves as an advisor to Full-Tilt Event Productions, a student-operated entrepreneurial group.

In addition to teaching courses and ensembles at Loyola University, Kate continues to pursue her performance and writing/arranging career in the greater New Orleans area.

In Her Own Words

"FAMIS is unique not only in its mission to educate the whole student through the lenses of music and film, but also because each and every faculty member verifiably cares about their students."

Kate’s Latest

Filmmaker Magazine Interviews Professor Jon Vogl

FILMMAKER Magazine recently sat down with Digital Filmmaking professor Jon Vogl to talk shop about post-production – and how filmmakers pay for it. A leading industry publication for over two decades, FILMMAKER offers editorials on the art and the business […]

Professor Esteb’s Feature Sweeps Festivals Across Country

It’s been quite a festival season for Instructor of Screenwriting Steven Esteb. His 2016 feature film, Hate Crime, has swept film festivals across the country, winning awards and accolades in twelve different festivals. This week, the drama racked up its […]

Professor Garrett Bradley Wins Award at Sundance

Garrett Bradley, Instructor of Digital Filmmaking, made quite the splash at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with her new short film, Alone. The film, which documents the consequences of mass incarceration as seen through the eyes of a single New […]

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