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DeKalb School of the Arts

Dekalb County Schools

Vocal Music

RECENT DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • All choirs received Superior Ratings at LGPE in the Spring of 2022. 
  • HighLeit and ProArte' have been invited to compete in Show Choirs of America in Orlando in March of 2023. 
  • Vocal Pointe (vocal jazz group) has been invited to perform at the GMEA In-Service Conference in Athens, GA-- January 2023. 
  • Three students successfully auditioned for the 2023 GMEA All State Chorus.

PARTNERSHIPS

VOCAL GROUPS

  • HighLeit (mixed show choir)
  • ProArte' (treble show choir) 
  • Vocal Pointe (student coached jazz group)

COURSES OFFERED

  • Beginning Treble Choir (mostly freshman and new choir students)
  • Beginning Tenor/Bass Choir (mostly freshman and new choir students)
  • Bella Voce (beginning/intermediate treble chorus) 
  • Concert Choir (intermediate/advanced mixed chorus) 
  • ProArte' (Advanced Treble Chorus/Show Choir) 
  • HighLeit (Advanced/Mastery Mixed Chorus/Show Choir)

STATE OF THE ARTS REPORT

Read all the details of last year's vocal music activities in the State of the Arts Report!






FACULTY

 
Mr. Duncan is a native of Monticello, KY and a 2007 graduate of Wayne County High School. He is currently the Director of Choirs and Vocal Music at DeKalb School of the Arts. He received his Bachelor's of Music Education in Choral Music Education from the University of Kentucky. While at UK, Mr. Duncan studied choral conducting and choral music education with Dr. Lori Hetzel and Dr. Jefferson Johnson. He earned his Master's in Music Education from Campbellsville University and his EdS in choral music education from Auburn University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in choral music education at Auburn University. While at AU, he studied choral conducting with Dr. William Powell. Additionally, he serves as the choir and orchestra director at Dunwoody Baptist Church. 

Mr. Duncan's chorus students are consistent members of GMEA All State Chorus and numerous Honor Choirs throughout the district, region, and state. His ensembles receive Superior Ratings at LGPE year after year. In addition to teaching, Mr. Duncan is an active performer. He is a professional bass-baritone for the highly acclaimed Atlanta Master Chorale and Cora Vocati, a professional chamber choir based here in Atlanta.