Brian Murphy brings a positive energy and excitement for the artistry in music each time he visits our school. His kindness generates a comfortable learning environment where all students thrive and maximize their potential. Throughout the year, Brian has helped many students learn new instruments with efficiency so that they are ready to perform in concerts with their peers, and his expertise guides them toward developing characteristic tone and precise music-reading skills. Brian has also provided instruction regarding advanced concepts for our more experienced musicians, and he guides them in expanding their ensemble awareness to develop continuous improvement in intonation, balance, and blend. It is fun to collaborate with Brian outside of the rehearsal setting as he offers unique perspectives from his many successful years of teaching performers of all ages. He is willing to help in any way possible, and his generosity in sharing instructional ideas has helped me be a better teacher as well. I highly recommend Brian Murphy and his Conceptual Band and Orchestra Clinics!

Julie Trent
Band Director
Hamilton High School
Chandler, Arizona

Brian is an animated, fun clinician. He gives multiple solutions for problems and tries them all with the students. The ensemble saw immediate progress during their clinic and asked for him to return.

Brian prepares ahead for the clinics and has many ideas to offer various levels of ensembles.

Colleen Bosselli
Director of Bands
Isaac Middle School
Phoenix, AZ

We hired Brian Murphy to work with our full orchestra up in Prescott during our annual retreat. He works so well with the students and keeps them actively engaged in rehearsals. He shares his knowledge in a way that draws the students in and has a way to make them laugh with his stories. The students were impressed with Brian and many have said that they would be interested in working with him again, which we definitely will!

Kayla Pierce
Director of Orchestras
Dobson High School
Mesa, AZ

Every time Brian comes in to work with my program, not only do the students grow as musicians, but I grow as a conductor.  Mr. Murphy works quickly and efficiently to improve the ensemble sound within an hour of work and the students have a great time!  We are excited to have Brian out even more this year.

Matt Kozacek
Director of Bands
Campo Verde High School
Gilbert, AZ

Brian’s dedication to music education in Arizona is inspiring. He fosters exciting and uplifting musical relationships with the students and teachers that he works with. I consider him to be one of the best educators in our state.

James O’Halloran
Director of Bands
Boulder Creek High School
Anthem, AZ
ABODA President 2017-2019

Brian Murphy creatively finds ways to reach students of all levels and helps them find the music between the notes on the page. His passion for music making is evident and my students have always come away from his clinics excited and thirsty for more!

John Haggard
Director of Orchestras
Red Mountain High School
Mesa, AZ