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Dr. Barbara A. MurphyBarbara A. Murphy

Associate Professor of Music Theory
Hired: 1995
Tenured

University of Tennessee
School of Music
239 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-7549
Email: bmurphy@utk.edu
Music Theory/Composition Website


Barbara Murphy is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Tennessee, teaching undergraduate classes in music theory and graduate classes in theory pedagogy, analytical techniques, and technology in music research. Her research focuses on technology in music theory and theory pedagogy. Recent research projects include the incorporation of theatrical improvisation in pedagogy, chunking in harmonic dictation, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and online education. Murphy has presented at national conferences including College Music Society and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI). She is currently the Co-editor of the Journal of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. Along with Brendan McConville, she has authored an e-book, Foundations of Music Theory: An interactive e-book. She has articles published in Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, College Music Symposium, Sacred Music, the Journal of Research in Music Pedagogy, and the Journal of Research in Music Education.

  • Ph.D in Music Theory – The Ohio State University (1989)
  • M.A in Music Theory – The Ohio State University (1980)
  • B.M. in Music Education and Music Theory – Youngstown State University, Ohio (1978)

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