Brian Murphy

Director of Orchestras, Assistant Director of Bands
Summer Music Camp Orchestra Director


Brian Murphy is the Director of Orchestras and Assistant Director of Bands at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ.  In his sixteen years at MCC, the orchestra program has grown both in size and musical maturity.  While teaching at Mesa Community College, Mr. Murphy also spent sixteen years building a band and guitar program at Horizon Honors, a K-12 charter school in Phoenix.  The program grew to include five bands and two guitar classes for students in grades 5-12.  

Prior to teaching at Horizon, Mr. Murphy spent nine years as the band director and assistant orchestra director at Dobson High School in Mesa.  During his tenure at Dobson, the bands received numerous awards including invitations to perform at the AMEA State Conference (1996, 2000) and at the MENC National Conference (1998).  The Dobson Mustang Marching Band consistently received ratings of Superior or Superior with Distinction under his direction.  Mr. Murphy assisted in conducting the Dobson Symphony Orchestra’s performance at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic (1996).  

Mr. Murphy is also the owner of Conceptual Band and Orchestra Clinics LLC.  In this capacity, he is active as an orchestra/band adjudicator and clinician in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.  

Academic degrees

  • M.M. in Music Education, Arizona State University 
  • B.M. in Music Education, Arizona State University