Erin K. Murphy frequently performs with orchestras, in chamber music collaborations, and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and abroad. She holds flute performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan. In addition, she earned a performance certificate while studying in England at Trevor Wye’s international flute studio.
Erin has performed as a soloist with the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra, Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Ravenswood Community Orchestra, and Whitewater Chamber Players. Recent orchestral performances include those with the Kansas City Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Symphony of Southeast Texas. She has been featured at many conferences including CMS National, CMS South Central, Music by Women Festival in Mississippi, Clarinet Colloquium at TAMUC, Flute New Music Consortium New Music Festival, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and several National Flute Association Conventions. She is a founding member of Lakeshore Rush, a chamber ensemble that frequently collaborates with composers and performs lesser-known contemporary works. Other recent chamber music appearances include those with Bluestem Blaze, the OSU faculty woodwind quintet. Dr. Murphy has performed in England, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Erin has performed solo recitals in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. Her recent recording of modern flute and piano duos by women composers was released on Albany Records in 2020.
Dr. Murphy joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University as the Assistant Professor of Flute in 2018. She held previous teaching appointments at Lamar University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Maranatha Baptist University. Her articles have been published in The Flutist Quarterly, Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music, Flute Talk, BandDirectorsTalkShop.com, and Chicago Flute Club’s Pipeline. Visit http://www.erinkmurphyflute.com for more information.