Otis Murphy

Otis Murphy holds the position of Professor of Saxophone in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, joining the faculty at the age of 28 in 2001 and becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history. Dr. Murphy has garnered a number of awards as a performer including international prizes in Belgium’s Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, France’s Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in the United States, he has appeared in renowned concert halls throughout the world and he has taught saxophone classes at prestigious international music schools and festivals. He has released some fifteen recordings including four solo compact discs which have all received critical acclaim. Dr. Murphy holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest honor given to a performer at this institution. In addition, he pursued advanced studies in France under a Fulbright Fellowship for foreign study as a pupil of Jean-Yves Fourmeau at the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique in Cergy-Pontoise, earning the Prix de Perfectionnement by a unanimous decision of the jury. Otis Murphy leads a very fulfilling life with his wife, pianist Haruko Murphy, and together are dedicated homeschooling parents of their six children.