Introducing Band and Orchestra Director Connor Murphy. Mr. Murphy grew up in the New Orleans area, and recently graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Mr. Murphy decided to pursue a degree in Education based on his experiences in the band program while attending Brother Martin High School. Mr. Murphy writes, “As a percussionist, I actively participated in the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble at Loyola, and I studied percussion with David Salay and Jim Atwood, both musicians in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.”
While at Loyola, Mr. Murphy was given the opportunity to play in intercollegiate bands at both the state and national levels. In 2016, he was a front ensemble member of the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps in which he performed marching music across the nation.
During his free time, he enjoys attending LPO performances or listening to other symphonic orchestras online from the comfort the comfort of home. He also enjoy watching movies on Netflix as well as cooking with his girlfriend, and is looking forward to the 2017-18 school year at Grace King.