Stephen Murphy

Freelance Music Arranger & Music Composer

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Location:Morrow, Georgia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/stephenmurphy
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STEPHEN MURPHY

Summary

Highly motivated songwriter, producer, and arranger with a comprehensive background in performance, music

composition and arranging. More than 4years as a soloist and baritone in the Oakwood University Aeolians.

Highly motivated songwriter, producer, and arranger with a comprehensive background in performance, music

composition and arranging. More than 4 years as a soloist and a baritone for the world renowned Oakwood University Aeolians

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Music Composition and Recording Arts 2013
Oakwood University Huntsville, AL, USA

Highlights

Broad rhythmic and metric range
Music theory knowledge
Expressive
Broad range of musical styles
Specialty in vocal arrangements and a acapella
Strong attention to detail
Proficiency in Sonar and Pro Tracks Plus, Logic
Pro, Reason, and basic knowledge and skill in Pro
Tools.



Accomplishments

• Executive Producer of Oakwood University's Compilation Album (2012-2013);

• Wrote/Produced/Arranged of four tracks Oakwood University's Compilation Album (2012-2013);

• Composed and Arranged Choral/Orchestral Fantasia for Alabama Symphony and Oakwood University Aeolians for the "Aeoliology 101" live recording album. (2012-2013)

• Completed Master Class with Sony Publishing Executive Devon Dervies, and Becky Dervies (2013);

• Arranged vocals for the Grammy Award winning group Take 6 (2013)

• Composed original song for the world renowned Oakwood University Aeolians (2012-2013);

• Arranged vocal selection "Mary Did You Know" for NBC's "The Sing-off" second season winner group “Committed” on the "Christmas With Committed" EP (2012);

• Co -Arrangement vocals for Christian Recording Artist Patricia Carpenter; "The L.I.F.E. Project" CD (2012).

• Completed Composition Master Class with John Stoddart (2010).

Performances with well-known musicians 2010 -2013:

• Take 6 (Grammy Award winning acapella group)
• Jaime Jorge (Violin Virtuoso)
• Kirk Whalem (Vocalist)
• Michael Card (Vocalist)
• Angela Brown (Opera Singer)

• Contributed vocal arrangement to Christian recording artist, Patricia Carpenter for "The L.I.F.E. Project" album.

• Completed a composition master class with John Stoddart in 2010.

Student and Professional Experience

Student and Freelance Songwriter, Producer and Arranger
Oakwood University Music Department Huntsville, AL. (2008 –2013)

• Expressed musical themes through tempo, phrasing, volume and dynamics;

• Transcribed musical compositions to adapt them for a particular ensemble;

• Performed both a acapella and with musical accompaniment;

• Scheduled and ran rehearsals, reserved rehearsal space and arranged for accompanists;

• Held auditions to select performers for musical presentations;

• Performed with orchestras, symphonies, choirs and bands;

• Performed as a soloist with and as a member of the Oakwood University Aeolians choir;

• Closely followed musical notation and conductor's instructions.