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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

Instructor Ivan Griffin Releases Debut Solo Album

FAMIS congratulates vocal instructor and bass-baritone Ivan Griffin, who just released a debut solo album, Finding My Way Back to Me.  A stylistically versatile collection of original songs, the album also features music by Valerian E. Smith. This new release is just […]

Instructor Mia Borders Profiled in Offbeat Magazine

As a recording and performing R&B artist, new FAMIS instructor Mia Borders brings a wealth of knowledge to the contemporary ensemble course she teaches. Recently, Mia was profiled in New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine, which covered her recent performance at New […]

Vocal Instructor Eboneé Davis and OperaCreole Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition

As principal soprano and board member of the New Orleans opera company OperaCreole, FAMIS vocal instructor Eboneé Davis was recently mentioned in a profile on NPR’s Weekend Edition: “OperaCréole, an opera company founded in New Orleans, is resurrecting music written […]

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