Kevin Murphy

Artistic Director
Kevin Murphy

Professor Murphy, a renowned pianist and well-known in the world of vocal music, is director of the program for singers at the Ravinia Festival, and director of coaching and music administration for Indiana University Opera Theater and professor of practice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Murphy has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera and at recitals and concerts with leading artists, including Thomas Hampson, Cecilia Bartoli and Placido Domingo. Murphy will share his wide professional experience with the singers and the audience at his masterclass

A leading figure in the world of classical vocal music, pianist Kevin Murphy has served as Director of Coaching and Music Administration for Indiana University Opera Theater and Professor of Practice at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music since 2011. He has recently joined Professor Anne Epperson at the Jacobs School of Music in creating the new Collaborative Piano Program. In 2011, he was appointed Director of the Program for Singers at the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and marked his first season as Artistic Consultant for the Tucson Desert Song Festival. Previously, Murphy was Director of Music Administration and Casting Advisor at the New York City Opera (2008-2012) and Director of Musical
Studies at the Opéra National de Paris (2006-2008).

Kevin Murphy was the first pianist and vocal coach invited by Maestro James Levine to join the restigious Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolita Opera and from 1993-2006 was an assistant conductor at the Met.

He is sought after and respected for his work as a private vocal coach and teacher and has guest taught at San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel and Italy, Glimmerglass Opera, Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festival, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School. He has also assisted Maestro Seiji Ozawa in his Mozart/DaPonte opera festival in Japan
and has been a guest opera coach at opera companies such as the Netherlands Opera, Canadian Opera Company and the Ravinia Festival.