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Assistant Professor of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
D.M.A., University of North Texas

Sean Murphy

Photo of Sean Murphy

Assistant Professor of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
Music Industry Area Coordinator

D.M.A., M.M., University of North Texas
B.M.E., Slippery Rock University

Dr. Sean Murphy is an assistant professor of arts management & entrepreneurship at Baldwin Wallace University. He also serves as the area coordinator for BW’s music industry program, which was named a "Top Music Business School" by Billboard Magazine in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Murphy was named the winner of the American Prize in Arts Education, "the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, composers and arts administrators in the United States."

Working with many leading composers of the wind band idiom, he is the founder of Murphy Music Press publishing, celebrated for its "intentional diversity and inclusivity" by composer and ASCAP board member Alex Shapiro. In 2021, music from the Murphy Music Press catalog was featured at the 59th presidential inauguration for Joe Biden.

As a saxophonist, Murphy is a Selmer-Paris artist, whose performances have been described as truly beautiful by Jamie Bernstein. His debut album, "Rediscovering Bauzin," was warmly recommended by Fanfare Magazine. His articles on saxophone performance, pedagogy and entrepreneurship have been published in both domestic and international journals.

While earning his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, he studied music entrepreneurship with Fabiana Claure and saxophone with Eric Nestler and Jason Kush.