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Michael Dugan
Dean, Professor

  • Department(s): College Of Arts & Comm, Music
  • Office Location: Greenhill Center Of The Arts 2001A
  • Phone: (262) 472-1221
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Professor, Michael Dugan, joined the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2007. Currently, Dr. Dugan is the Dean of the College of Arts and Communication. From May 2015 through May 2022, Dugan served as the Chair of the Department of Music, and from 2013-2015 served as the Assistant Department Chair. He is a sought-after clinician and adjudicator known for his passion and dedication to helping aspiring musicians thrive. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Dugan is a member of the critically acclaimed Isthmus Brass Ensemble, Whitewater Brass Quintet, and is the per-service principal trombone of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Dugan has performed and been of faculty at the American Trombone Workshop, International Trombone Festival, Big 12 Trombone Conference, and the Upper Midwest Trombone Summit

From 2001-2005, Michael was a member of the United States Air Force Band of Liberty. During his tenure with the Band of Liberty, Michael was the featured trombone soloist with the Concert Band, and the Colonial Brass Quintet. His other performance assignments included the Band of Liberty Jazz Ambassadors and Ceremonial Band.

Dugan is an Edwards Instruments performing artist.


B.M. DePaul University
M.M. University of Minnesota
D.M.A. University of Minnesota