Returning for his 6th summer at AIMS, Don Duncan has played with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, been Principal Trumpet of the Wichita Symphony and has also played with the Phoenix Symphony, New Mexico, Wheeling (WV), Johnstown and Illinois Symphony orchestras. While in Wichita, he was also Principal Trumpet of the Wichita Grand Opera for 10 seasons and Principal Trumpet of Music Theatre of Wichita.
Don was Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Wichita State University for 6 years before moving to Pittsburgh where he now resides with his wife and 4 children. In addition, he has spent 14 years in full time music ministry in three different churches in Phoenix, Chicago and Wichita, working with volunteer orchestras and worship vocal teams. He also toured the United States with the Christian brass ensemble, The King’s Brass for three years, doing two recordings.
His teachers include Walter J. Myers at Wichita State University, Regents Professor David Hickman at Arizona State University while getting his Masters of Music in Trumpet Performance, as well as John Hagstrom of the Chicago Symphony, Jeffrey Curnow of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Chuck Berginc of the Phoenix Symphony.
Don is delighted to be back with AIMS, as well as enjoying Graz, and the culture and outdoor beauty of Austria.