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Alum Jeremy Duby '04 named director of bands at Olivet College...

March 28, 2013

OLIVET, Mich. – Jeremy Duby has been named director of bands at Olivet College, according to an announcement by Maria Davis, Ph.D., provost and dean of the college. He will begin his responsibilities immediately.

“We are so excited that Jeremy will soon be part of our exceptional music program,” Davis said. “He is an extremely talented musician and educator, and will be a valuable asset to the college in leading our band students.”

Duby is responsible for continuing to build Olivet’s strong instrumental music program and multiple ensembles. He will support the music program faculty and admissions staff in recruiting music students to Olivet and will serve as director of the athletic band. Other duties will include serving as assistant director of the college wind ensemble, working collaboratively with the athletic and admissions departments on events and recruitment activities, and managing a budget and scholarship program.

Duby currently serves as music director of the Warren Concert Band. He also has prior experience serving as jazz director to Harper Woods Secondary Schools, director of bands at North L’anse Creuse and Sterling Heights high schools, librarian and historian for Wayne State University’s music programs, and library assistant for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Duby has received numerous awards and recognition for his accomplishments in music and education, including a proclamation from the Board of Commissioners of Macomb County for “outstanding contributions and years of service” to students and the community.

A member of the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association since 2003, he has performed at many state and district festivals, and has toured or performed in parades worldwide, including Chicago, London, New York, Paris and at Walt Disney World. In addition, Duby has fulfilled numerous roles as a guest and rehearsal conductor statewide, has participated in nine musical theatre productions, and often serves as an adjudicator and clinician for concert festivals.

A resident of Clinton Township, Duby earned a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Oakland University in 2010 and a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from Wayne State University in 2004.

Established in 1844, Olivet College is a private, liberal arts institution located in south central Michigan. The college remains dedicated to its academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility by providing a quality higher education to all, regardless of gender, race or financial means. The college is home to more than 1,100 students, who study under The Olivet Plan. In this unique educational experience, students engage in both curricular and co-curricular programs that combine real world experiences with lectures and service learning.