Visiting Instructor of Piano
John Patrick Murphy is Visiting Instructor of Piano where he teaches undergraduate courses in piano pedagogy, keyboarding skills, and secondary applied lessons. He earned his Masters degree in Collaborative Piano from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Kenneth Merrill. At the Manhattan School of Music, he performed in numerous master classes for artists and composers such as Marilyn Horne, Thomas Hampson, Stephanie Blythe, Dalton Baldwin, and Richard Hundley. He completed additional chamber music studies with the Gryphon Trio at the Orford Music Academy in Orford, Canada. During the summer of 2019, Murphy will be attending and performing at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.
In addition to performing, Murphy enjoys research and teaching. Prior to beginning doctoral studies, Murphy taught music theory and vocal music in the public schools of New York State and was on the piano faculty at the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. He received his Bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia where he completed a dual major in Music Education and Piano Performance and Pedagogy under the mentorship of Phyllis East. His additional studies include: Orff-Schulwerk training at Hofstra University, College Board AP Music Theory Teacher Training at Manhattan College, and the Golandsky Institute at Princeton University. His pedagogy research has been presented at the MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium and published in the Clavier Companion.
Murphy is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Barbara Fast and Jane Magrath. Before joining the OU faculty, Murphy was the recipient of the Graduate College’s Alumni Fellowship for his doctoral studies.
- MM - Manhattan School of Music
- BM - SUNY Fredonia