Duo Montagnard (sax & guitar)
Joseph Murphy has been the saxophone professor and assistant director of bands at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania since 1987. Dr. Murphy has also been the chairman of the Department of Music. He received the bachelor of music education from Bowling Green State University (OH) with John Sampen, and the masters and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University with Fred Hemke, and conducting with John Paynter. Dr. Murphy was the music director of Tiffin (OH) Calvert High School from 1983-85. In 1985‑86 he received a Fulbright Award for a year of study in Bordeaux, France with Jean-Marie Londeix where he received a Premier Prix. In June 1996 Dr. Murphy performed a solo recital at Lincoln Center. He has performed in Europe, Taiwan and Japan. Dr. Murphy’s doctoral dissertation “Early Saxophone Instruction in American Educational Institutions” is considered a significant contribution to historical saxophone research. He has premiered over 25 new works. Dr. Murphy’s memberships include Music Educators National Conference, Music Teachers National Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors, College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha, and Kappa Kappa Psi.
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