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John Patrick Murphy teaches applied piano and graduate piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma as Assistant Professor of Piano. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma as a Graduate College Alumni Fellow under the mentorship of Barbara Fast and Jane Magrath. He was awarded the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for outstanding instruction as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma.


Dr. Murphy’s playing has earned him numerous scholarships and grants, providing performance opportunities at festivals and master classes throughout the United States and abroad. He earned his Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at the Manhattan School of Music while studying with Kenneth Merrill, and he completed dual majors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and Music Education while earning his Bachelor of Music from the State University of New York at Fredonia under the guidance of Phyllis East. He has completed additional studies across the world, including at the Orford Music Academy in Orford, Canada, the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, the Golandsky Institute at Princeton University, and Orff-Schulwerk training at Hofstra University.

Previously, Dr. Murphy has taught music in the public schools of New York State and served on the piano faculty at the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. His pedagogy research has been presented nationally at the MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium and at the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum (GP3) and has been published in the Clavier Companion. In the summer of 2021, Murphy will present at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) biennial meeting.