Arts & Humanities Faculty
Jeremy Duby is the director of bands at Olivet College, where he conducts the College Wind Ensemble and Marching Comets. He is also the music director for the Warren Concert Band, where he serves as only the third music director in the band’s 45-year history. Professor Duby earned his master’s degree in music in wind conducting at Oakland University and his bachelor’s degree in music education from Wayne State University, where he also worked as a librarian and historian for the music department, while concurrently working as the library assistant for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to directing the bands at Olivet College, Professor Duby works closely with the college admissions department, meeting with prospective families to guide them through the college selection process. Since his tenure as the director of bands, the program has undergone significant growth and is receiving national and international recognition. Professor Duby began his career teaching music in the Michigan public schools at Sterling Heights and then L’Anse Creuse – North High School. Through the course of his 10 years in the public schools, Professor Duby’s bands received consistent high ratings at both district and state festivals for marching and concert seasons. Professor Duby’s bands have performed, by invitation, in the coveted New Year’s Day parades in London, England, and Paris, France. While abroad, his wind ensembles have performed in the American Cathedral (Paris) and Cadogen Hall (London).
Professor Duby is an active adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician in the area and has worked with many local groups including the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra, Oakland University Concert Band and Wind Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Wind Symphony, Warren Consolidated School of Performing Arts, as well as many area secondary school instrumental music programs.
Professor Duby is the recipient of the Donald A. Morris Award from Olivet College for being an influential professor to a top-five graduate. He has also been honored with a proclamation from Macomb County for his “outstanding contributions and years of service” to students and the community. Professor Duby has served the professional community as a vice president for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI, and currently serves MSBOA as an adjudicator for its festivals. Professor Duby is an active member of the College Band Director’s National Association (CBDNA), MSBOA, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), as well as the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME).