Tim Murphy received his MM and BM degrees from the Peabody Conservatory where he studied organ with Arthur Rhea, Donald Sutherland and Cherry Rhodes. He pursued further studies in composition and the music of Olivier Messiaen with Robert Twynham.
Tim has been organist at St. Ignatius church since 1983 and is an active recitalist and continuo player in the Baltimore area specializing in improvisation. He is on the faculty of Towson University where he teaches jazz piano, jazz arranging and composition and Latin jazz ensemble as well as organ and harpsichord. He is also on the jazz faculty of the Peabody Conservatory where he teaches jazz piano and jazz theory.
In addition to playing organ and teaching, Mr. Murphy maintains an active career as a jazz pianist and has recorded and toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia.