Ph.D., Music Theory, Yale University
D.M.A., Composition, Cornell University
M.Mus., Composition, University of London
In addition to finishing a Ph.D in music theory at Yale University with advisers Patrick McCreless and Richard Cohn, Stuart Paul Duncan received a D.M.A in composition from Cornell University in 2010, working with the late Steven Stucky, a M.Mus in composition from the University of London, under the direction of Roger Redgate, and a B.Mus in music from Canterbury Christ Church University. Recent research examines the vocal music of Benjamin Britten from a metric perspective. In addition to conference presentations on this topic at the Society for Music Theory (Nov. 2015) and the Texas Society for Music Theory (2014, 2015) and invited guest lectures at the University of Massachusetts (2016) and the Hartt School of Music (2016), Dr. Duncan was invited to write a chapter for the forthcoming book Inspiration: Essays on Benjamin Britten published by Cambridge Scholars Press, which is titled “Priming Meter and Metric Conflict in Britten’s Early Vocal Music, 1943-1946.” A second field of research involves music pedagogy with an article in the International Society for Music Education and a coauthored book chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education. His experience of teaching music in an Upstate New York maximum-security prison has led to a co-authored manuscript “Silenced Voices: Music-Making in U.S. Prisons” with Mary Cohen (University of Iowa) and is currently under consideration for publication. He has previously published articles on the music of the New Complexity in Perspectives of New Music and Search, Journal of New Music and Culture. Dr. Duncan is also active as an organist and choir director at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cheshire, CT, where he is currently preparing a thirty-strong inter-generational choir for their performance of Vaughan Williams’s Sancta Civitas at Carnegie Hall for 2017.