“Immediately upon hearing Murphy, one is struck by the extraordinarily golden tone he produces on his instrument….Murphy’s ease, fluidity and perfect blending of registers… is extraordinary, as is his phrasing.” Fanfare Magazine
Classical saxophonist Otis Murphy is in great demand throughout the world as a soloist and clinician. In addition to his frequent solo appearances throughout the United States, he has also performed and given saxophone classes in France, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Belgium, and Italy.
His teachers include Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Eugene Rousseau and Kenneth Fischer. He received the Prix de Perfectionnement from the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique, Cergy-Pontoise, France while a Fulbright Fellow and holds a performers certificate from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, the highest honor given to a performer at that institution. He has garnered a number of awards including prizes in Belgium’s Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in France and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in the United States.
Dr. Murphy is professor of saxophone at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, joining the faculty at the age of 28 and becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history.
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