Flutist Erin Kendall Murphy has an active and multifaceted career as a performer and educator. She frequently performs with orchestras, in chamber music collaborations, and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and abroad. Educating all ages and fostering an appreciation of music in the community has directed many of her activities.  

Dr. Murphy holds degrees in flute performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Doctor of Musical Arts), Northwestern University (Masters of Music with honors), and the University of Michigan (Bachelors of Music, James B. Angell Scholar). In addition, she earned a performance certificate while studying in Kent, England at Trevor Wye’s Studio. Dr. Murphy has performed as a concerto soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra (Michigan) and also with the Mode ensemble (Chicago), Isthmus Chamber Orchestra (Wisconsin), Wingra Woodwind Quintet (Wisconsin), and at the National Flute Association Conventions in San Diego, New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Dr. Murphy joined the faculty at Lamar University as Instructor of Flute in fall 2016 . Previously, she taught at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Maranatha Baptist University. She is the flutist and co-founder of Lakeshore Rush ensemble. Her recent recording and transcription for flute and keyboard of 17 pieces from Marin Marais’ Suitte d’un goût étranger can be purchased through her website www.erinkmurphyflute.com