Voice, Class Piano
Office: Smith Music Hall 216
William A. Murphy, a native of western Kentucky, is a recent graduate of Marshall University with a Master of Arts in Performance (Piano). He has been an adjunct faculty member at Marshall University since January 2013 teaching applied voice, piano lab, Choral Union, and pianist and coach for the Opera Workshop. In addition to this position, he is the Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington and pianist and organist for the West Virginia Symphony Chorus in Charleston. Continuing in his fourth year at St. John’s, he has earned the Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.
As a graduate student at Marshall, he was a finalist for the 2012 MU Concert of Soloists Competition performing the first movement from the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 with the MU Orchestra and was second prize winner of the WVMTA Mountain State Collegiate Piano Competition in October 2012. He has collaborated with a number of students in the music department for degree recitals and jury preparations. He has also been a staff accompanist for the KY State NATS and Mid-South Regional NATS competitions.
He received a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance with Cum Laude honors from Morehead State University in December 2009. He has participated as a student and accompanist for the participants of the Kentucky Institute for International Studies program in Salzburg, Austria (Summers 2007 and 2009); KIIS a study abroad program from a consortium of colleges and universities from Kentucky and surrounding states. He is a member of the Huntington Chapter AGO, MTNA and ACDA.