It worked out in a big way for the Maryland native. Today she’s one of only three clarinet performance graduate students at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Murphy will become an orchestra fellow for the first time during the Immanuel and Helen Olshan 2018 Texas Music Festival. The festival runs Tuesday, June 5 through Sunday, July 1 at the Moores Opera House and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands.
Murphy will be the only UH clarinet player in the orchestra, joining dozens of bright, young musicians and renowned guest conductors from around the world. She credits her recent success to instructor Mark Nuccio who accepted her into his exclusive class just moments after her audition began.