Dr. Mark Murray is a Professor of Music at Anderson University and holds a doctorate in music literature and performance from Indiana University (1993), where he was a trumpet student of Charles Gorham and Louis Davidson. He was awarded the Indiana University Performer's Certificate in 1979, and was the winner of the 1986 Brass Concerto Competition at Indiana University. While at I.U., he also performed in the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Domenic Spera and as first trumpet in many symphony orchestra and opera performances.
Besides being a freelance musician, he currently plays principal trumpet with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Monument City Brass Quintet and Rinati, a chamber music group dedicated to sacred and classical music. He has been active as a performer, arranger, and program director for "Book Readers and Horn Blowers," a not-for-profit organization that presents books with music to children. Dr. Murray has performed as a soloist with the Duke University Symphony Orchestra, the Duke University Wind Symphony, the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra, the Susquehanna Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, and the Anderson University Wind Ensemble, as well as both the Muncie and Anderson Community Bands. In 1998, he and his wife, Michele, recorded a CD entitled "Slow Waltz for Trumpet and Piano," a collection of lyrical pieces by Albinoni, Bach, Debussy, Fauré, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Peeters, Ravel, and Schubert. Mark has been playing trumpet since the age of 10 and has been teaching trumpet for more than 30 years.
Mark Murray has been at Anderson University since 1980.
Professor of Music
B.A., Duke University
M.M., Indiana University
D.M., Indiana University