MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Lauren Murray

Photo of Lauren MurrayTampa, Florida native Lauren Murray enjoys an active career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. With trumpeter Robert Murray she is co-founder of the duo ‘Harmonie del Sur’. Hailed for their “wonderful musical rapport”, “impeccable intonation”, and “exquisite performances” their collaboration has brought their performances around the world and birthed over
a dozen new compositions for oboe and trumpet. The duo has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall; they have appeared as performer/presenters at a variety of international conferences,in recital, and given masterclasses world-wide.
 
Since 2010 Dr. Murray has been the principal oboist with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra (GA) and prior to that held English horn positions with the Owensboro (KY) and Irving (TX) Symphonies. She has been a guest artist at numerous International Double Reed Society Conferences, The Moab Music Festival, New Music Tampa, the Bonk Festival of New Music, and has appeared as a soloist with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, The Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the Greeley Chamber Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony, and The University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Murray and can be heard on recordings on the Emeritus, Naxos, Klavier, GIA, Symphonic Discoveries, and Bonk labels. A long standing performer with the North Texas Wind Symphony, Dr. Murray can be heard on more than fifty cd’s contained in the Klavier Wind Project: “Teaching Music through Performance in Band”, GIAWindworks, and the GIA Composers’s Collections series.
 
Happy to be back home in Tampa as Music Chair at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center, Dr. Murray was most recently the Program Director for Empowered Youth of Columbus. She has served on the faculties of Columbus State University, the University of Northern Colorado, Murray State, Austin Peay, and The University of South Florida; her students can be found performing world-wide, teaching in higher education, performing in service bands, and teaching in the public schools.
 
Dr. Murray’s primary instructors have been Charles Veazey, Ronald Roseman, and Ann Adams; she received the D.M.A in Oboe Performance from The University of North Texas, the M.M from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Stetson University. 

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