Blessed with a multi-octave vocal a passion for songwriting that allows his hands to pen an impactful message in every song he delivers; Duncan taught himself to play piano in high school and continued his musical career performing until it landed him at Amateur Night on the stage of the Apollo Theater in New York, New York. However, it was there he decided that instead of pursuing a career performing R&B that he would instead become an amazing songwriter and musician with several musical credits in gospel, jazz, and movie scores, song by various mainstream performers.
Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Duncan’s musical journey began at the age of nine, when his multi-talented musical family recorded the song, “I’m Looking for a Home”, written by his mother who is a talented musician, songwriter, and artist in her own right. Encouraged by his family, he has participated and won several musical competitions over the years including the Budweiser Showcase, Great American Gospel Fest, and was even featured in the national syndicated radio show “Inspirations Across America”. These performances gave him access to perform for history greats Maya Angelou, Jessie Jackson, Maxine Waters, and several music greats as well.
While Duncan has many accomplishments including a Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from prestigious North Carolina A&T State University and serves as Board Chair for the non-profit organization B Natural Academy of Music and the Arts, he is also a survivor of an aortic disease, kidney transplant, drug addiction, incarceration, and has even overcome illiteracy. Duncan owner/operator of Music by Duncan L.L.C now is service since 1987 providing group and private music lessons to the community via a partnership with the Greensboro City Arts. He recently Founded 5019C3 Nonprofit CABOUTU Project (Recycling lives through music) For the last 21 years he has been the Minister of Music at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and Music Director at St. Matthews (UMC). Currently Duncan is writing a book of his lifes journey while striving each day to be the best father for his daughters Candun and Cadunce. PEACE LOVE AND HAPPINESS.