Mr. Murphy is beginning his 21st year at BHS and his 28th year of teaching. He directs the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, the Pep Bands, and teaches Music Theory. He is also the adjunct trumpet professor at Iowa Wesleyan University. Mr. Murphy received his BA in Music Education from Western Illinois University his MA in Music Education from the University of Iowa, and has completed all coursework towards his DMA at Boston University.

In addition to his duties at BHS, he is an active trumpet player in the area playing principal trumpet with the Southeast Iowa Symphony, Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet, Southeast Iowa Band, Burlington Municipal Band, and The Bullis-Rutter Big Band. When not playing the trumpet, he enjoys spending time with his children and teaching private lessons for several trumpet and horn students in the area.


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