Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Curriculum & Instruction, 2006 Bachelor of Science in Education, Northwest Missouri State University, Vocal Music Education(K-12), 1999

Mr. Marcus Duncan

After graduating from North Kansas City High School, I pursued a music education degree at Northwest Missouri State University.  I taught in south-central Iowa for 4 years before coming to Smithville.  I began directing the high school choirs here at Smithville in 2003. 

We currently offer Men's Choir and Women's Choir.  Students are selected by audition.  The Lakeside Singers are an elite group of singers chosen from those who audition.  Lakeside often performs as a vocal jazz ensemble.  I also have a non-auditioned group of singers in Mixed Choir.  In addition to choirs, I typically have a Music Appreciation class and sometimes a Music Theory class.  I have spent many years involved with school musicals. Currently, I direct the pit band. 

I enjoy sports, music, and spending time with my family.