Patrick Murphy

Performing & Fine Arts, Associate Professor, Director of Bands


Patrick Murphy



Buckley Center 236

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Dr. Patrick Murphy is Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Portland. He has presented sessions at regional, national, and international conferences in both the United States and Europe. His research focuses primarily on Soviet wind band music, about which he is consulted by conductors and researchers worldwide. He has twice traveled to Moscow to conduct research and teach conducting at the Russian Academy of Music. Dr. Murphy’s degrees include a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Arizona, an M.A. in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, and a B.M. from Washington State University, also in Music Education. Locally, he is conductor of the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony, Portland Community Wind Band, and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s Symphonic Band, in addition to being an active adjudicator and clinician.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting, University of Arizona
  • Master of Arts in Music Education, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Washington State University